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xx, 307 p. : ill. (some col.), 1 map ; 23 cm.
* From 1989 to 1992, Cuba faced an economic crisis three times more severe than the Great Depression. This was a result of the fall of the Soviet Union and an end to the imports it provided. * Cuba is world's first national experiment in sustainable agriculture. * National Food Program declared food, and freedom from hunger, basic human rights. This is a story of resistance against all odds, of Cubas remarkable recovery from a food crisis brought on by the collapse of trade relations with the former socialist bloc and the tightening of the U.S. embargo. Unable to import either food or the farm chemicals and machines needed to grow it via conventional agriculture, Cuba turned inward toward self-reliance. Sustainable agriculture, organic farming, urban gardens, smaller farms, animal traction and biological pest control are part of the successful paradigm shift underway in the Cuban countryside. In this book Cuban authors offer details for the first time in Englishof these remarkable achievements, which may serve as guideposts toward healthier, more environmentally friendly and self-reliant farming in countries both North and South.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780935028874 20160527
Green Library
xi, 210 p. : ill., maps.
xvi, 236 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
  • Cuban agriculture: historical background and key concepts
  • The nature and organization of Cuban urban agriculture
  • Foundations in education, research, and development
  • Restructuring worker training, preparatory education, and material inputs for urban agriculture
  • Creating material and moral incentives to motivate workers
  • Technological innovation in urban agriculture: examples from protected and semiprotected cultivation
  • Case studies of urban agriculture
  • Evaluating the success of Cuban urban agriculture
  • Looking to the future of urban and sustainable agriculture: Cuba and worldwide.
Sinan Koont has spent the last several years researching urban agriculture in Cuba, including field work at many sustainable farms on the island. He tells the story of why and how Cuba was able to turn to urban food production on a large scale with minimal use of chemicals, petroleum, and machinery, and of the successes it achieved--along with the continuing difficulties it still faces in reducing its need for food imports-- Source other than Libray of Congress.
Green Library
85 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Green Library
xi, 210 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
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