FAO project gains ground in Cuba

HAVANA, Cuba, May 23 (ACN) The Cuba Office of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reported that the implementation of the project South-South Cooperation: Digital Transformation and Innovation in Agriculture, is advancing in the country with the support of the People’s Republic of China and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC).

According to a press release issued by the entity, talks about issues deemed key to digital transformation in Cuban agriculture were held, along with theme-specific workshops organized by the University of Havana and attended by private companies, academics and producers who discussed actions for the digitalization of farms and problems related to connectivity, energy use, irrigation and marketing.

The text also remarks that the project contributes to the FAO global initiative 1000 Digital Villages, designed to improve access to digital tools and increase their use in agri-food systems and rural areas, as well as to help local communities to take advantage of these instruments to promote and market their tourism services, boost their income and create more jobs.

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