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Table 2

List of Key International Cooperation Projects in Sustainable Agriculture and/or Agroecology. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1525/elementa.337.t2

Title of ProjectDescriptionCuban PartnersInternational Partners

 
Bases Ambientales para la Sostenibilidad Alimentaria Local (BASAL) [2012–2017] Facilitate knowledge exchange, promote adaptive strategies to address threats from climate change. CITMA
MINAG 
UNDP
COSUDE
EU 
Proyecto de Apoyo a una Agricultura Sostenible en Cuba (PAAS) [2013–present] Training and capacity building to improve production of and access to organically grown foods and developing a participatory certification system. ACTAF COSUDE
Hivos 
Biodiversidad Agrícola en Ecosistemas Protegidos Cubanos (COBARB) [2013–present] Addresses food security and conservation issues by integrating agroecological systems in Cuban protected areas. INIFAT
MINAG
MINREX
CITMA 
UNESCO
FAO
Bioversity International 
Articulación Agroecología [2011–2015] Demonstrate scalability and functional sustainability of agroecological model to achieve local nutrition and food security. ACTAF
MINAG 
EU
Hivos
COSUDE 
Programa Innovación Agrícola Local (PIAL) [2012–2017Improving farmer and cooperative innovation and exchange at the local level, focused on seeds. INCA COSUDE 
Co-Innovación [2011–present] Horizontal integration between actors/institutions to support innovation, exchange and technology in food production. Indio Hatuey
CIAP
IBP 
EU
CARE France 
La biomasa como fuente renovable de energía para el medio rural (BIOMAS) [2009–2017] Integrating local biogas/biodiesel production with food production for food and energy security. Indio Hatuey
MINAG
MINEM 
COSUDE 
Title of ProjectDescriptionCuban PartnersInternational Partners

 
Bases Ambientales para la Sostenibilidad Alimentaria Local (BASAL) [2012–2017] Facilitate knowledge exchange, promote adaptive strategies to address threats from climate change. CITMA
MINAG 
UNDP
COSUDE
EU 
Proyecto de Apoyo a una Agricultura Sostenible en Cuba (PAAS) [2013–present] Training and capacity building to improve production of and access to organically grown foods and developing a participatory certification system. ACTAF COSUDE
Hivos 
Biodiversidad Agrícola en Ecosistemas Protegidos Cubanos (COBARB) [2013–present] Addresses food security and conservation issues by integrating agroecological systems in Cuban protected areas. INIFAT
MINAG
MINREX
CITMA 
UNESCO
FAO
Bioversity International 
Articulación Agroecología [2011–2015] Demonstrate scalability and functional sustainability of agroecological model to achieve local nutrition and food security. ACTAF
MINAG 
EU
Hivos
COSUDE 
Programa Innovación Agrícola Local (PIAL) [2012–2017Improving farmer and cooperative innovation and exchange at the local level, focused on seeds. INCA COSUDE 
Co-Innovación [2011–present] Horizontal integration between actors/institutions to support innovation, exchange and technology in food production. Indio Hatuey
CIAP
IBP 
EU
CARE France 
La biomasa como fuente renovable de energía para el medio rural (BIOMAS) [2009–2017] Integrating local biogas/biodiesel production with food production for food and energy security. Indio Hatuey
MINAG
MINEM 
COSUDE 

Source: Elaborated by authors.

AcronymsCuban Partners: Ministry of Science Technology and Environment (CITMA), Ministry of Agriculture (MINAG), Ministry of Foreign Relations (MINREX), Ministry of Energy and Mines (MINEM), Tropical Agriculture Research Institute (INIFAT), Cuban Association of Agricultural and Forestry Technicians (ACTAF), National Institute of Agricultural Sciences (INCA), Center of Agricultural Research (CIAP), Institute of Plant Biotechnology (IBP); International Partners: United Nations Development Program (UNDP), Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (COSUDE), European Union (EU), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), CARE International France (CARE France).

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