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Author Koont, Sinan, 1943-
Title Sustainable urban agriculture in Cuba / Sinan Koont
Imprint Gainesville, FL : University Press of Florida, c2011
book jacket
 Euro-Am 3F Western Mat.  630.97291 K8377 2017    DUE 02-01-23  -  30500101534892
Descript xvi, 236 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm
Series Contemporary Cuba
Contemporary Cuba
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [197]-214) and index
"First cloth printing, 2011; First paperback printing, 2017"
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
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-- Source other than Libray of Congress
Subject Sustainable agriculture -- Cuba
Urban agriculture -- Cuba
Agriculture and state -- Cuba
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