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Asistencia de emergencia para la recuperación de las capacidades productivas en el sector acuícola en Cuba

Asistencia de emergencia para la recuperación de las capacidades productivas en el sector acuícola en Cuba

Full title of the project:

Asistencia de emergencia para la recuperación de las capacidades productivas en el sector acuícola en el Municipio Especial Isla de la Juventud afectado por los huracanes Gustav e Ike

Target areas:

The Special Municipality of the Isle of Youth.

Recipient:
Donor:
Contribution:
USD 204 082
01/03/2009-30/05/2011
Project code:
OSRO/CUB/804/NOR
Objective:

Recovery, rehabilitation and strengthening of the production capacity in aquaculture sector in the special municipality of the Isle of Youth affected by the hurricanes Gustav and Ike.

Key partners:

The Ministry of Trade and Foreign Investment and the Ministry of Food Industry.

Beneficiaries reached:

300 male and female workers in production cooperatives benefited directly, and 89 000 inhabitants of the Isle of Youth benefited indirectly.

Activities implemented:
  • Distribution of protection equipment for the workers.
  • Distribution of the means of labor for the recovery of the production capacity in both intensive and extensive acquaculture farming.
  • Provision of laboratory equipment and cooling equipment.
  • Implementation of two training workshops providing training in breeding techniques directed at 169 male and female workers.
Impact:
  • Recovery of acquaculture production to the total fish supply of 1 200 tonnes.
  • Increased availability of nutritious food (fish) for 89 000 inhabitants of the Isle of Youth, to meet the dietary needs of its population.
  • Creation of 15 new jobs (tractor operators, river fishers and a technician in microbiology).
  • Recovery of the analysis laboratory and strengthening of the production chain thanks to the training provided.