Cuba and FAO Sign Deal for Agricultural Resilience Project

This is the first FCV collaboration with Cuba but the fourth for the FAO’s agriculture strategy with the Caribbean island.

Cuba’s Agriculture Ministry (MINAG) and the Food and Agriculture Organization for United Nations (FAO) Monday signed an agreement for climate-changing confrontation in the agricultural field in the Caribbean island.

“This project constitutes an important contribution to Cuba’s efforts to fulfill its National Economic and Social Development Plan until 2030, to support the territorial development plans and to stimulate the implementation of the Government’s Climate Change Plan, Tarea Vida,” said  MINAG’s division for Forest, Flora and Fauna’s director,  Oscar Labrador Llanes.

MINAG and FAO’s offices conceived the project with residents and civil society’s guidance. The Green Climate Fund Board (GCF) approved the strategy with a fund of $119 million.

FCV would provide the project with a $38.2 million fund and the Cuban Government would co-finance it with $81.7 million. This is the first FCV collaboration with Cuba but the fourth FAO’s agriculture strategy with the Caribbean island.

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