Sustainable Agriculture in Cuba
A slide show story of Cuba's agricultural revolution
When the Soviet bloc collapsed in 1989, Cuba lost a major precentage of
its export, import and foreign relations. This included petroleum,
agriculture chemicals and fertilizer imports. Cuba was forced into a major
food revolution. Now in its seventh year, the world watches this small
island nation convert from conventional modern agricultre to large scale
Three Portland organic farmers share their observations of Cuba's attempt
to create a sustainable food system. Beth Gibans, Jani Cook, and Beth
Rasgorshek visited Cuba in Februrary 1997 as members of an agricultural
delegation with Food First and Global exchange. Each woman farms in the
You're invited to hear more about this historical conversion at our slide
show Tuesday, April 28th, from 6 to 8 pm at the dowtown library (Central
Mutlnomah library in downtown Portland).
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