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Cuba hosts FAO international forum on soil preservation

Havana, Sept 30, (RHC), -- Experts and policy makers from Central America and the Caribbean will convene as of Monday in Havana in a regional workshop of the United Nations Organization for Food and Agriculture (FAO) dedicated to the preservation of soils.

The event is part of the process of creation of the Global Alliance for Land, a mechanism seeking to integrate international efforts to fight the widespread erosion and degradation of soils.

During the event, officials from Cuba, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Belize, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago will discuss and outline strategies to fight this phenomenon, which highly contributes to diminish food production efficiency and living standards.

The event will feature a presentation by Theodor Friedrich, FAO's permanent representative in Havana, about the benefits of promoting a sustainable agriculture.

Also, specialists from the Cuban Soil Research Institute will present the results of research carried out in this area, and of projects implemented so far throughout the country.


 

Edited by Juan Leandro
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