The Cuban Association for Animal Production (ACPA) is an NGO that groups together more than 32,000 technicians, from all over the country, working on animal breeding and sustainable agriculture. The organization has been central in the process to shift from sugarcane production to food production in the Basic Units for Cooperative Production (UBPCs). NPA’s cooperation with ACPA started in 2003. From 2012 the cooperation has been concentrated in Villa Clara. ACPA is concerned about securing women’s rights and an equality perspective in their work. Several of their board members are women, including the president.