Havana, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) An international colloquium on conservation agriculture (CA) concluded today after four days of sessions with the decision of the Cuban authorities of this field to implement this method, which has a rising-trend in the world.
The event, organized by the United Nations Organization for Food and Agriculture (FAO), the European Union (EU) and the Ministry of Agriculture (Minag), was attended by experts from India, Vietnam and Brazil and nearly a hundred Cuban specialists from research organizations and institutions related to agriculture.
Theodor Friedrich, FAO representative in Cuba, said in the summary that conservation agriculture has proven its effectiveness in many regions of the world, and Cuba is a good and encouraging example in the implementation of this method for its development and promotion.
He said that the implementation of this method improves the quality of the land, the production and the income of workers in rural areas. Previously, Dagoberto Rodriguez, director of the Minag Department of Soils and Fertilizers, said that the colloquium led to the identification of key producers from Guantanamo, Sancti Spiritus and other provinces of the country, for the implementation of CA.
According to Rodriguez, the improvement of the guidelines for the implementation of CA in Cuba was developed during the event, and new tasks were outlined and agreed on a timetable for their implementation in the country.
There are currently more than 180 million hectares in all continents of the world in which CA has been implemented.
Alberto Navarro, EU ambassador to Cuba, as well as EU delegation members Juan Gariay and Virginia Coustet, also participated in the colloquium.