Strengthening the Cuban Food Production and Aquaculture Sector.

  • Research & Development
  • Mar 2012 - Feb 2017
  • Partners: ACPA, IIIA, CPAM, Univ. Zagreb
  • Donor: European Commission
  • Donor Programme: Aid to developing countries of the European Commission (PHARE, TACIS, CARDS, MEDA, ALA, FED, EAR)
Latin America and the Caribbean
Latin America and the Caribbean

The general objective of the project is to strengthen the Cuban food production and aquaculture sector by addressing various aspects of the food production chain focusing on animal production (intensive urban aquaculture) and a variety of food processing industries in an integrated and innovative manner. The specific objectives of the projects are: 1. To assess food processing plants from representative processing chains to determine the potential of (i) resources optimization, (ii) emissions reduction, and (iii) resources recovery from generated waste streams. 2. To maximize fish production through intensive aquaculture by applying an environmentally-friendly compact closed recirculation system and assessing the feasibility of producing fish feed with recovered wastes from the food industry. 3. To improve the performance of wastewater treatment plants from the food industry aiming at maximizing the recovery of resources for their further reuse and reclamation in agriculture and the food production sector. 4. To strengthen the capabilities of end users (local farmers and fish farmers) and Cuban professionals from the food industry on integrated resources management towards resource recovery for food production and environmental preservation.