UNDP cooperates on Cuba’s priorities against COVID-19

UNDP cooperates on Cuba's priorities against COVID-19

Havana, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The support offered by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) to the confrontation of Covid-19 in Cuba, responds to the priorities of the national plan to respond to the pandemic, was revealed today.

According to a report by that UN entity, among the main actions carried out in this regard is the purchase of protection and disinfection means for workers linked to food production with a view to municipal self-sufficiency.

This is through a financial backing of $ 100,000 provided for this purpose by the Agrocadenas project.

This acquisition is from the UNDP alliance with the Ministry of Agriculture (Minag), the European Union (EU) and the Swiss Agency for Development (Cosude), the text refers.

The above, he adds, contributes to the priority indicated by the country’s highest authorities to increase food production.

In support of this demand and with an eye towards the recovery stage, the Minag, the UNDP, and the EU, through the Local Self-Supply Project for Sustainable and Healthy Food, known as Alass, prioritize the acquisition of equipment and supplies.

The objective is to support local short-cycle food production with a financial support of an estimated total value of one million dollars.

Other agencies, such as the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) will also join this effort.

This consists of providing tool modules to support the raising of small livestock and the cultivation of short-cycle productions, which will be delivered to producers who participate in the Municipal Self-Sufficiency Programs (includes urban and sub-urban agriculture).

According to the report, UNDP support to the Covid 19 confrontation in Cuba is part of actions of the United Nations System, which are being led by the Resident Coordinator, Consuelo Vidal and under the technical coordination of the World Organizations and Pan American Health.

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