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FAO contributes to Cuba’s forestry development

FAO contributes to Cuba’s forestry development

Havana, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) The Climate Resilience in Cuba's Agricultural Ecosystems (IRES) project, which is being implemented until 2027 in seven municipalities of the country vulnerable to climate change, contributes to forestry development on the island, it was reported.
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The program is carried out by the Cuban Ministry of Agriculture (Minag) with technical assistance from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), according to a press release from the Ministry’s office in Havana.

It includes the municipality of Los Arabos, in the western province of Matanzas; Corralillo, Quemado de Güines and Santo Domingo in Villa Clara, in the central zone, and Jobabo, Amancio and Colombia, belonging to Las Tunas, in the eastern territory.

The expected results of the project include the development, discussion and analysis of reforms that support the implementation of agroforestry, silvopastoral and forestry systems to improve climate resilience and ecosystem services.

This program is financed by the Green Climate Fund, as reported at a workshop held recently with the participation of executives from Minag and its agricultural, forestry and livestock groups, as well as from the Ministries of Science, Technology and Environment and Economy and Planning, and other institutions.

The main purpose of the event was to work on the elaboration and improvement of public policies and management tools that contribute to the development of the forestry sector in this country.

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