Cuba imports more than half of its food.
To improve the availability of nutritious and affordable food, the country must grow more of its food. Yet it is difficult to increase food production for reasons including decision-making that is too centralized, inadequate tools and resources, and climate change.
Women need to be at the table to participate and lead Cuba's agricultural future. PROSAM trains women in areas such as soil and water conservation, food handling and processing, and gender. This gives women the tools to work in agriculture while also increasing the supply of healthy, fresh food in their communities.
PROSAM is an important project in our work towards women's economic justice.
5 years, 2015-2020
Thanks to our Supporters:
This project is undertaken with the financial support of the Government of Canada, provided through Global Affairs Canada, and the generous Canadian public
What are we doing?
Provide women-centred training, tools and support so they can become leaders in agriculture.
Increase the diversity and quality of products available in local markets.
With the Soils Institute of Cuba, support the Cuban government’s commitment to decentralization and sustainable agriculture, and its gender strategy.
What do we hope to achieve?
PROSAM will improve the diversity and quality of food available in local markets, help municipal actors better define and manage food production plans, and ensure that women are leaders in agriculture in their communities.
Working gender into agriculture
In each of the five focus municipalities, gender committees ensure that women have access to all the project training and that the project is implemented in a gender-sensitive way.