Cuba Hosts Int’l Agroecology Course

Havana, Nov 15. -Delegates from 13 countries participate in an international course on agroecology and sustainable agriculture, to raise knowledge in food production, organizers said.Producers and representatives from peasant associations from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, and other nations are attending the event, stated Deborah La O, of the National Association of Small Farmers (ANAP).

The course, opened on Monday, will be run until November 19 at the Niceto Perez National Training Center in Guira de Melena, in western Artemisa province.

Lectures on Cuba's economic, political and social panorama, the farmer sector, its social importance in the island's peasant environment, and its contribution to animal production are included in the agenda.

Others are on urban and sub-urban agriculture in Cuba as mainstays of sovereignty and food security.

The course also includes practical sessions on the protection and preservation of soils, agricultural diversification and its transcendence, prevention and control of plagues in a sustainable agricultural system. (Prensa Latina)