Pastos y Forrajes
versão ISSN 0864-0394
BOFFILL, Sinaí et al. Integral program for food production in the context of Local Development: The experience of the Yaguajay municipality, Cuba. Pastos y Forrajes [online]. 2009, vol.32, n.2, pp. 1-1. ISSN 0864-0394.
The paper presents the experience of a program for local food production in the Yaguajay municipality, Sancti Spiritus province, which can be reference for other municipalities with similar characteristics. Such program involves the livestock production and mixed crops enterprises, livestock production and forestry enterprise, as well as farmer cooperatives. It is developed in the context of the Yaguajay Macroproject, from the ECOCIST complex, which integrates Higher Education-Knowledge-Technology-Innovation-Society to enhance the interrelations with knowledge institutions in the process of their social appropriation in one territory. The integral program for local food production emerges in 2004, has 29 tasks, inserted in four subprograms (Livestock Production, Mixed Crops, Forestry and Fruits, and Industry); it is executed through projects and gives priority to technology adoption and training, from the interaction with universities, research centers and other organizations. Among the results stand out the self-supply of fresh milk, improvement of cattle and its feeding base, development of sheep, pig and rabbit livestock, National Reference municipality in Urban Agriculture, biopesticide production and elimination strategy of undesirable ligneous plants.
Palavras-chave : Community development; food production.