Desertification and drought in Guantanamo (Google / Radio Guantanamo)

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Guantanamo Fights Against Desertification and Drought

Written by Naily Barrientos

The fight against desertification and drought in Guantanamo is strengthened by the implementation of the OP 15 project, aimed at sustainable land management in the credit and service cooperatives ((individual land owners who join together for certain farm activities) Enrique Campos and Eliomar Noa, both affected by salinity and low rainfall, respectively.

Marianela Cintra Arencibia, specialist of the Soil Station in the territory said that the program includes environmental education to the community and farmers in order to increase agricultural production in the Enrique Campos of the chief municipality and the livestock farming, located in the territory of Imías.

In this regard, the expert said that the maintenance of drainage ditches, planting salt tolerant crops and flood irrigation systems help maintaining the nutrients and soil moisture in the Cooperative belonging to the Guantanamo valley.



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Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.