AGRI-CHAINS – Development of agri-food chains at the local level

Project completed

The AGROCADENAS Project, developed by the Ministry of Agriculture and the European Union with the contribution of Switzerland, seeks to improve food security through increased local production and dynamic processing and marketing. It supports three key agri-food chains (grains, cow milk and beef), benefiting 10,000 producers directly and over 1.6 million inhabitants in selected municipalities indirectly

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Agriculture & food security
Agricultural services & market
Agriculture value-chain development (til 2016)
Agricultural development
Agricultural research
01.05.2014 - 30.06.2020
CHF  10’565’000

Despite the measures adopted (supply of land, decentralization, and cooperative development), Cuba continues importing 80% of the food products consumed by its population. The agricultural and livestock production sector is being transformed and revitalized, and has been given high priority by the Cuban Government, but it requires multisectoral action (agriculture, industry, trade) to promote both food production and processing/marketing.


Contribute to food security in the country through increased availability of products that are mainly imported.

Medium-term outcomes

Increase local food production and access through improved agri-food (grains, cow milk and beef) chain management and performance in pilot municipalities of the country.

Directorate/federal office responsible SDC
Credit area Development cooperation
Project partners Contract partner
United Nations Organization (UNO)
  • United Nations Development Programme
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Budget Current phase Swiss budget CHF    10’565’000 Swiss disbursement to date CHF    5’015’786
Project phases

Phase 1 01.05.2014 - 30.06.2020   (Completed)