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Sustainable Urban Agriculture in Cuba

Sinan Koont


This book examines one of the first and most successful large-scale, organic, and agroecological urban agriculture efforts currently being attempted in the world, namely, in Cuba. This trailblazing role was forced upon Cuba by historical circumstances. Cuba's food-production system, based on large State Farms, collapsed after the disintegration of the Soviet Union and Eastern European socialism in the early 1990s. By 1994, Cuban food intake from all sources had fallen to 1863 calories per day per person. The Cuban response to this “food crisis” was to start producing food near cities to avoid ... More

Keywords: Cuba, sustainability, urban agriculture, agroecology, food production, research and development, incentives

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780813037578
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813037578.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sinan Koont, author