• What Cuba can teach America about organic farming

    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

    published: 19 Jun 2015
  • Organic farming provides fesh food in Cuba

    (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...

    published: 16 Nov 2016
  • Organic Farming Flourishes in Cuba, But Can It Survive Entry of U.S. Agribusiness?

    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...

    published: 02 Jun 2015
  • Cuba's organic farms could be the future of agriculture

    Years of isolation and short stocks of fossil fuels have created agricultural practices in Cuba that are radically organic. Al Jazeera's Nick Clark reports from Havana.

    published: 01 Jun 2015
  • CUBA: Autentika Food Travel - Organic Farm

    Heather Tomasini of Autentika Food Travel speaks with Isis Salcines at one of Havana Cuba’s largest and most successful urban gardens, the Organopónico Vivero Alamar,

    published: 03 Jun 2017
  • Cuba Tour- Organic Farm in Vinales, Pinar del Rio

    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...

    published: 03 Mar 2015
  • Urban Gardening in Havanna - Cuban citizens provide food for themselves

    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

    published: 14 Jul 2015
  • Cuba's Green Revolution Part 1

    published: 02 Oct 2013
  • Good Food in Cuba

    Good Food in Cuba

    published: 10 Apr 2017
  • Home Grown Cuba

    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

    published: 01 Mar 2011
  • The Power of Community - How Cuba Survived Peak Oil

    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...

    published: 25 May 2012
  • Traditional Farmers in Cuba

    A look at farming, old school style, in Vinales Cuba.

    published: 30 Jan 2013
  • Cuba's organic and sustainable agriculture is setting a worldwide example - Greenpeace

    "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

    published: 09 Feb 2017
  • Urban Food Growing in Havana, Cuba

    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!

    published: 07 Feb 2008
  • Organoponico Vivero Alamar: Organic Cuban Farm

    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.

    published: 01 Mar 2017
  • Rural farmer in Cuba adds popular organic restaurant to repertoire

    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.

    published: 23 Mar 2016
What Cuba can teach America about organic farming

What Cuba can teach America about organic farming

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  • Updated: 19 Jun 2015
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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
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Organic farming provides fesh food in Cuba

Organic farming provides fesh food in Cuba

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  • Duration: 6:24
  • Updated: 16 Nov 2016
  • views: 950
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(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 Soviet Union. Isis Maria Salcines Milla, an urban organic farming specialist at the Alamar Project, explains. "This transformative model in Cuba was designed to deal with the conditions of the "special period" (when the economy collapsed after the Soviet Union withdrew financial support of Cuba in 1992) because we went from a conventional agricultural model to a green revolution, from the use of insecticides, pesticides, fertilisers, an unhealthy way of production, to this model. So, when we began this model, we had to become organic, not out of conviction but out of necessity. We either produced this way or we faced death by starvation," she says. Unlike in the United States, pesticide-free is largely the rule here rather than the exception, mostly due to a lack of supply. The organic farms are creating a direct link between the producers and the owners of private restaurants in the non-state sector. A new generation of privately run restaurants known as "paladars" has breathed life into Cuba's culinary scene. Ivan Rodriguez Lopez is the owner of a paladar called "El Carbon". "In urban organic farming there are no fertilisers. Organic fertilisers are a result of the needs of the farmers. And for me that's an advantage." Kaski Kosakowski, is a member of "Sustainable Summer", a US organisation that prepares teens to become environmental leaders. Today she is overseeing a group of American teens weeding a row of lettuce at an organic farm. "So we been here for almost two weeks. We leave in a couple of days, looking at cultural sustainability and environment sustainability while the relationship between Cuba and the United States is changing and developing. And we are here today to learn a little bit more about the food system here and particularly take advantage of the cultural project outside of Havana and the history of organoponicos (urban organic farming)." Americans cannot travel as ordinary tourists to Cuba under current US regulations, but they may participate in certain types of trips, including people-to-people trips that foster cultural exchanges. US interest in Cuba has climbed rapidly since President Barack Obama announced diplomatic ties would be restored on December 17, 2014. Timothy Smith is another member of the Sustainable Summer project. "Cuba imports a lot of their food, so locally grown food is always a good option. But you just got to get the people to start buying locally and that's all part of what we are learning about doing the sustainable lifestyle," he says. According to the World Food Programme, Cuba imports 70 to 80 percent of the food it needs from abroad. Proponents of urban organic farming say it has immense potential to boost domestic production. But it is unlikely to meet all of Cuba's food needs, and government interference tends to limit organic urban farms' production and distribution. Lopez says he would rather buy from the organoponico than a government controlled market. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/20944c1eceb8f0343ecce9c2a8eadf37 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Organic Farming Flourishes in Cuba, But Can It Survive Entry of U.S. Agribusiness?

Organic Farming Flourishes in Cuba, But Can It Survive Entry of U.S. Agribusiness?

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  • Updated: 02 Jun 2015
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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 NOW! ONLINE: Facebook: http://facebook.com/democracynow Twitter: https://twitter.com/democracynow YouTube: http://youtube.com/democracynow SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/democracynow Daily Email: http://democracynow.org/subscribe Google+: https://plus.google.com/+DemocracyNow Instagram: http://instagram.com/democracynow Tumblr: http://democracynow.tumblr Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/democracynow iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/democracy-now!-audio/id73802554 TuneIn: http://tunein.com/radio/Democracy-Now-p90/ Stitcher Radio: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/democracy-now
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Cuba's organic farms could be the future of agriculture

Cuba's organic farms could be the future of agriculture

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  • Duration: 2:20
  • Updated: 01 Jun 2015
  • views: 3400
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Years of isolation and short stocks of fossil fuels have created agricultural practices in Cuba that are radically organic. Al Jazeera's Nick Clark reports from Havana.
https://wn.com/Cuba's_Organic_Farms_Could_Be_The_Future_Of_Agriculture
CUBA: Autentika Food Travel - Organic Farm

CUBA: Autentika Food Travel - Organic Farm

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  • Updated: 03 Jun 2017
  • views: 48
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Heather Tomasini of Autentika Food Travel speaks with Isis Salcines at one of Havana Cuba’s largest and most successful urban gardens, the Organopónico Vivero Alamar,
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Cuba Tour- Organic Farm in Vinales, Pinar del Rio

Cuba Tour- Organic Farm in Vinales, Pinar del Rio

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  • Updated: 03 Mar 2015
  • views: 5002
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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://courtneyscott.tv/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDDpoMTAr_w&feature=youtu.be
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Urban Gardening in Havanna - Cuban citizens provide food for themselves

Urban Gardening in Havanna - Cuban citizens provide food for themselves

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  • Duration: 3:35
  • Updated: 14 Jul 2015
  • views: 670
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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
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Cuba's Green Revolution Part 1

Cuba's Green Revolution Part 1

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  • Duration: 25:01
  • Updated: 02 Oct 2013
  • views: 9430
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Good Food in Cuba

Good Food in Cuba

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  • Duration: 3:26
  • Updated: 10 Apr 2017
  • views: 503
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Home Grown Cuba

Home Grown Cuba

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  • Duration: 5:13
  • Updated: 01 Mar 2011
  • views: 2525
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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
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The Power of Community - How Cuba Survived Peak Oil

The Power of Community - How Cuba Survived Peak Oil

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  • Duration: 51:24
  • Updated: 25 May 2012
  • views: 25668
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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, the only country that has faced such a crisis the massive reduction of fossil fuels is an example of options and hope. Please subscribe to NewVideoDigital
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Traditional Farmers in Cuba

Traditional Farmers in Cuba

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  • Updated: 30 Jan 2013
  • views: 964
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A look at farming, old school style, in Vinales Cuba.
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Cuba's organic and sustainable agriculture is setting a worldwide example - Greenpeace

Cuba's organic and sustainable agriculture is setting a worldwide example - Greenpeace

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  • Duration: 2:27
  • Updated: 09 Feb 2017
  • views: 77
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"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
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Urban Food Growing in Havana, Cuba

Urban Food Growing in Havana, Cuba

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  • Duration: 8:40
  • Updated: 07 Feb 2008
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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!
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Organoponico Vivero Alamar: Organic Cuban Farm

Organoponico Vivero Alamar: Organic Cuban Farm

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  • Duration: 9:06
  • Updated: 01 Mar 2017
  • views: 90
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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.
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Rural farmer in Cuba adds popular organic restaurant to repertoire

Rural farmer in Cuba adds popular organic restaurant to repertoire

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  • Duration: 2:35
  • Updated: 23 Mar 2016
  • views: 415
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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.
https://wn.com/Rural_Farmer_In_Cuba_Adds_Popular_Organic_Restaurant_To_Repertoire
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