From a conventional agriculture system to a system of self sustaining management practices: the case of Cuba

Title From a conventional agriculture system to a system of self sustaining management practices: the case of Cuba
Contributor agroecology.org
Author Giovanni Galanti
Content The incentive which determined the economic policy of Cuba that has resulted in new management practices for agriculture has been based on the necessity to reduce the coefficients of imported chemical inputs. This study was conducted in Cuba from 1999-2000, working with 3 CPAs (Cooperativas de Produccion Agropecuarias), all linked closely to the state. The study results observed a reduction in chemical input quantity for some crops as well as technological changes.
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published 2001
Language English
North America CUBA
Link http://www.agroecology.org/Case%20Studies/Cuba.html

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The Campesino-to-Campesino agroecology movement of ANAP in Cuba: social process methodology in the construction of sustainable peasant agriculture and food sovereignty

Title The Campesino-to-Campesino agroecology movement of ANAP in Cuba: social process methodology in the construction of sustainable peasant agriculture and food sovereignty
Contributor Journal of Peasant Studies
Author Adilén María Roque Jaime, Braulio Machín Sosa, Dana Rocío Ávila Lozano, Peter Michael Rosset
Content The Cuban experience demonstrates that we can feed a population well with a small- or medium-sized farm model based on appropriate ecological technology, and in doing so we can become more self-reliant in food production.
Type of initiative Article, Case Studies
Year Published 2000
Language English
Asia PHILIPPINES
North America CUBA
South America BRAZIL
Link http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03066150.2010.538584

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What Cuba can teach us about food and climate change

Title What Cuba can teach us about food and climate change
Contributor Future Tense – Slate Magazine
Author Raj Patel
Content After the Cold War, Cuba faced many of the agricultural challenges that the rest of the world is now anticipating.With no fertilizer, pesticide, or herbicide, and no means to import substitute chemicals, its community landed on “agro-ecology.”
Type of initiative Article, Case Studies
Year Published 2012
Language English
North America CUBA
Link http://tinyurl.com/7hctldb

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