Cuban Pavilion at COP28 concludes with innovative experiences

Edited by Catherin López
2023-12-11 23:38:54




Cuban Pavilion at COP28 concludes with innovative experiences

Dubai, Dec 11 (RHC)-- The Cuban Pavilion at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) concluded its activities with the presentation of the experience of the IRES project, Climate Resilience in Agricultural Systems.


The Caribbean island's space also presented this Sunday the BioCubaCafé initiative to harvest and produce organic coffee, on a day that for the first time at the COP was dedicated to agriculture and food.


The results of the first three years of the IRES project were presented by its director Wilfredo Arregui, including the transformation of more than 4,500 hectares, which with the implementation of new knowledge and the use of inputs and equipment are turn into innovative agroforestry and silvopastoral systems.


The IRES project Climate Resilience in Cuba's agricultural systems, with the slogan Sowing the Future, is the first initiative of its kind in the nation, implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture and the fourth designed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in Latin America and the Caribbean, financed by the Green Climate Fund.


The initiative aims to increase the climate resilience of vulnerable rural households and communities by rehabilitating agroforestry landscapes in seven selected municipalities in Cuba, according to representatives of the initiative.


The overall objective of IRES is to increase resilience to climate change in agricultural production and ensure food security by improving ecosystem services through agroforestry systems.


Among its advances are the strengthening of institutional and farmer capacities, including the creation and strengthening of 17 farm schools that will begin the promotion of good practices to the more than 51,000 direct beneficiaries of the project.  (Source: Prensa Latina)


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