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Sustainable urban agriculture in Cuba

Author: Sinan Koont
Publisher: Gainesville, FL : University Press of Florida, ©2011.
Series: Contemporary Cuba.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sinan Koont
ISBN: 9780813037578 0813037573
OCLC Number: 711045480
Description: xvi, 236 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
Contents: 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.
Series Title: Contemporary Cuba.
Responsibility: Sinan Koont.
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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--

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