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Cuba presents experiences in agroecology in France

Montpellier, France, Oct 5 (Prensa Latina) A delegation led by the director of the Cuban Soil Institute, Luis Gomez, shared experiences and results of more than three decades of work in agroecology in the French city of Montpellier.

The Cuban representatives intervene in the 3rd edition of the “Four Seasons of Agroecology and Sustainable Food” event, taking place between September 30th and October 9th.

Gomez spoke at the forum about Cuba’s results in a scientific discipline consisting of practices and a social movement aimed at stable food production, which also provides economic viability.

Gomez presented a paper entitled “Urban and suburban agriculture and agroecology in Cuba”.

Cuba is a paradigm of agroecology, both out of conviction and out of necessity, the scientist told Prensa Latina, recalling the work begun in the 1990s by Dr. Fernando Funes, 1999 Alternative Nobel Prize winner and considered the father of Cuban agroecology.

According to the expert, the end of the Eastern European socialist bloc constituted a drastic drop in trade and access to financing, a scenario in which it was necessary to move towards a much less expensive type of agriculture dependent on energy provided by fossil fuels.

In addition to exhibiting and sharing experiences, the Cuban delegation is addressing the possibility of promoting joint projects and access to financing for food production in the province of Holguín, Gomez explained.


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