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Play! for food: Improving food production and social welfare in the province of Camagüey


Cuba is taking a lot of efforts in order to increase food production to increase social welfare by making it more reachable to regular citizens. This project aims at impacting food production of small farmers and cooperatives (govern sponsored farmers unions) with the adoption of smart solutions and an active usage of collective knowledge. The proposal had two pillars: (i) the use of a user-friendly game-based simulator powered by models of crop and society dynamics integrated with artificial intelligence as a training and decision support system and (ii) the development of strategic channels of knowledge transfer and data collection between the local university, govern and farmers. The social goal of the project is to impact living conditions as a direct result of increased food production. The overall academic objective of the project is to improve and broadening interdisciplinary academic and research capacities at UC between the Faculty of Economics, Agricultural Sciences, and Informatics.

Intervention type

South Initiatives


01/01/2019 - 31/12/2021

This project is being implemented in:
Flemish promoter Tom Lenaerts
Local promoter Iris María González Torres
Local partner institution Vrije Universiteit Brussel
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Local partner institution Universidad de Camagüey
Other Flemish Partners Université Libre de Bruxelles
Budget € 69.979