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Many people in America are proponents of the organic food movement, and worried about the potentially harmful effects of pesticides on their health or the environment. In Cuba, farmers have gone organic for a very different reason – they had to. In this final instalment of our series “The Cuban Evoltion” Jeffrey Brown looks at food and farming. View the full transcript: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/cuba-can-teach-america-farming/#transcript
(12 Aug 2016) LEAD IN: Cuba's former President Fidel Castro celebrates his 90th birthday today (August 13, 2016). Things have changed on the island nation since Castro's brother Raul replaced him as president in February 2008. Cuba's urban organic farms are aiming to supply citizens directly with sustainable fresh food and challenge the reliance on food imported from abroad. STORY-LINE: This is an organoponico or urban organic farm. Just two kilometres from Havana, the capital city, the Vivero Alamar farm is at the forefront of Cuban organic agriculture. Cuba has a longstanding culture of organic farming by necessity. During the "Special Period" of the 1990s, many private urban plots popped up in Havana amid the austerity that followed the collapse of Cuba's backer, the Sovi...
http://democracynow.org - Over the past 25 years, Cuba has built a largely organic farming system out of necessity. When the Soviet Union collapsed, Cuba lost its main supplier of fertilizers and pesticides. What will the changing U.S.-Cuban relationship mean for Cuban farmers? We air a video report from a farm outside Havana produced by Democracy Now!'s Karen Ranucci and Monica Melamid. We also speak to filmmaker Catherine Murphy, who has studied Cuba's agricultural system. Democracy Now! is an independent global news hour that airs weekdays on 1,300+ TV and radio stations Monday through Friday. Watch our livestream 8-9am ET: http://democracynow.org Please consider supporting independent media by making a donation to Democracy Now! today: http://democracynow.org/donate FOLLOW DEMOCRACY...
Organic farming isn’t a trend in Cuba, it’s a necessity. Without access to pesticides, every resourceful farmer has become an expert in growing practically everything organic. Wilfredo, owner of El Paraiso Finca (Farm) specializes in growing purely organic vegetables and fruits. You can experience the wonderful Cuban cuisine at the Paraiso where traditional roasted pork along with rice and beans is their specialty. To visit Cuba on your next people to people educational program contact us. For more information about legal travel to Cuba from the USA visit our website at www.cubatravelservices.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cubatravelservices Twitter: https://twitter.com/cubatravelserv Site: http://cubatravelservices.com/ http://www.cubatravelservices.com/blog http://courtn...
At first many just grew organic food in Havanna, Cuba's capital, for their own needs. Today, 150 people work at ten hectare farmland. But how does this self supply work and how does life as an urban gardener feel like? Find out more in this video. For more Information, visit our Website: http://www.welthungerhilfe.de/en/project-cuba-foodsecurity.html
I went to Cuba to check out their legendary food growing and organics. Despite having little fuel and no machinery they are now leaders in organics and horticulture. Ireland has endless resouces to hand yet chooses to leave land unfarmed, when we have the potential to be compeditive food growers...and the rant goes on
PLEASE CHECK OUT THE Public Film Channel on youtube When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1990, Cuba's economy went into a tailspin. With imports of oil cut by more than half and food by 80 percent people were desperate. This film tells of the hardships and struggles as well as the community and creativity of the Cuban people during this difficult time. Cubans share how they transitioned from a highly mechanized, industrial agricultural system to one using organic methods of farming and local, urban gardens. It is an unusual look into the Cuban culture during this economic crisis, which they call "The Special Period." The film opens with a short history of Peak Oil, a term for the time in our history when world oil production will reach its all-time peak and begin to decline forever. Cuba, t...
A look at farming, old school style, in Vinales Cuba.
"Cuba is setting a worldwide example for an alternative way to cultivate land and crops in a sustainable way: ecological agriculture" Greenpeace video in Cuba with Mexican Mayan farmers visited farms in various regions of the island. The Greenpeace delegation visited at least five farms using ecological farming techniques that could be replicated in Mexico, and other parts of the world. Video originally from: https://youtu.be/El-ZYAwi15E http://www.cuba-solidarity.org.uk
A clip from the BBC's "Around the World in 80 Gardens" (2008) showing some of the urban food gardening in Havana, Cuba. Presented by Monty Don. http://www.bbc.co.uk/gardening/tv_and_radio/aroundtheworld_index2.shtml#programme_one 24 june 2009 - sorry guys, i've disabled comments. for a simple vid about people growing food, it's getting way too heated in here!
Alfredo shares his vast of knowledge on the history, importance and know how of sustainable organic urban farming in Cuba, during a visit to the Alamar Organic Farm (Organoponico Vivero Alamar) to the AHAdventures Cuban expedition group.
Cuba is well-known for its organic farming. Now an enterprising private farmer in one of Cuba's top rural tourist centers, Vinales, has converted his farmhouse into a popular organic restaurant. It's proving a huge success. CCTV America's Michael Voss reports.