Cuba presents successes in Convention to Combat Desertification in India

Created on Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Havana, Sep 10 (ACN) Cuba’s achievements in confronting desertification and drought, water management and the use of renewable energies were presented today at the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification ( UNCCD COP-14).

The event is held in the Indian town of Greater Noida, in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, with the participation of more than 5.000 delegates from 195 countries, Prensa Latina reported.
It examines major global problems such as drought, land tenure, ecosystem restoration, climate change, human health, sand and dust storms, among other issues relevant to life on the planet.
Cuban delegate Jesus Martin Perez said that the P-15 Project to save land, recover soils, and systems committed to the State Plan Tarea Vida is developed in different stages.
The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) is assisting Cuba with several projects with positive results regarding the use, conservation and development of soil resources, agro-ecological practices as conservation measures, and above all the formation of an agro-ecological culture of respect for the management of soil and its properties, he added.


Author: Willem Van Cotthem

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