AGRICULTURE IN CUBA
- Student Work
Cuba of today is a particular example of radical change in the agriculture system throughout its history, from conventional agriculture, intensive in chemicals and pesticides, to a model based on organic materials that are applied now. Although, before 1989 Cuba didn’t have any experience in this sector, nowadays it is one of the major and leading countries with a lot of knowledge in this domain. An interesting fact is that organic farming in Cuba started around 1990 as a spontaneous action and initiative of inexperienced groups on farming methods. Those actions formed cooperatives.
Afterward, it was rapidly institutionalized and transformed into one of the state’s main priorities as a solution to the extreme food and resource shortages.