Cuba to present Progress vs. Desertification in Turkey
Cuba will show its progress in the struggle against desertification and drought during an important international meeting to be held on October 12-23 in Ankara, the capital of the Republic of Turkey.
During these days the 11th period of sessions of the Conference of the Parties (COP-12) of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification will take place in the populous city of that Eurasian country, Engineer Delby Garcia told ACN on Wednesday.
The initial objective of the Program is to strengthen capacities for planning, decision making and regulatory systems, which are essential elements for the implementation of an appropriate SLM in Cuba.
Factors in the Cuban archipelago leading to desertification are deforestation, inadequate establishment of crops and plantations, poor management of farming technologies and of areas under irrigation and long droughts, he pointed out.