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Repositorio Digital sobre Manejo Sostenible de Tierras (MST)

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sustainable land management
land degradation
soil degradation
food security
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Digital Repository on Sustainable Land Management (SLM)

For Cuba it is very important to have updated information on Sustainable Land Management (MST) because soil degradation is the main environmental problem identified in the National Environmental Strategy. In this sense, the country is making great efforts to address this environmental problem because the rehabilitation of soils can last for tens or even hundreds of years, hence the fundamental efforts are directed to prevent further degradation, especially in the areas Most productive in the country. In terms of impacts on human well-being, soil degradation has resulted in a decline in yields and a decline in agricultural production with increased food import costs and soil improvement measures, affecting food security . 65% of the country's agricultural soils have a productivity less than half the potential yield. In the mountainous soils is 75%.