Improving resilience and adaptation to climate change in eastern Cuba
The project contributes to climate change adaptation and mitigation in Cuba, particularly in the agro forestry sector, in the province of Guantánamo, in the municipalities of Guantánamo, Imias, San Antonio del Sur and Maisí.
The objective of the project is to improve the resilience of rural communities and production chains through a Climate Smart Agriculture approach, encouraging forest conservation and reforestation with indigenous species. The project pursues an integrated approach in watershed management to reduce vulnerability caused by extreme climate events.
The main results are the adaptation to climate change by agro-forestry sectors; the improvement of the forest heritage with a comprehensive approach to watershed management; the increase in knowledge of the various tools for climate change adaptation and mitigation, both at institutional and rural population level.
The project experiments with new methodologies such as crowd sourcing and others already applied in Cuba, such as redes comunitarias de semillas (community seed networks) and participatory biodiversity certification.
To contribute to climate change adaptation and mitigation in Cuba in the agro-forestry sector in order to increase the resilience of rural communities.
Improving the resilience of rural communities and production chains through a climate smart agriculture approach, encouraging forest conservation and reforestation with native species.