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Cuba: The Good Food Revolution: Strengthening Community Through Sustainable Agriculture
February 13, 2015 - February 23, 2015
Total Cost: $1800 plus airfare and $75 visa processing fee
Total due: December 05, 2014
Deposit: $150
Deposit due: November 25, 2014
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After the collapse of the Soviet Union and the tightening of the U.S. embargo in the 1990s, agricultural imports to Cuba slowed and the island nation struggled to sustain itself. Despite an initial downturn, Cuba looked inward and embraced sustainable development practices like organic farming and urban gardens on a national level. As a result, Cuba now has greater food security. After replacing the Cuban Revolution’s initial emphasis on large-scale, industrial agriculture with smaller collectives of urban and rural farmers, Cuba was declared the only country in the world to achieve sustainable development in 2006 by the World Wildlife Fund.

On this People-to-People delegation you will observe firsthand that sustainable development is possible! So join us on a delegation and discover ways the U.S. can learn from the lessons of Cuba’s agricultural revolution!

  • Visit urban farms, farmers markets, and meet with children and teachers from neighboring schools
  • Meet with Cuban professionals to discuss techniques used in permaculture, farmers markets, and urban gardens
  • Dialogue with Cuban citizens about campaigns in Cuba that promote sustainable development at the national and local levels
  • Discuss methods for incorporating fresh fruits and vegetables, farm tours, and garden education in school experiences with Cuban students and faculty
  • Learn about different campaigns to promote sustainable development at the national and local levels, such as Cuba’s environmental education program 
  • Meet with teachers and school officials to learn about means of producing free, nutritious school meals
  • Dialogue about the impact of U.S. policy on the everyday lives of Cuban citizens

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For more information about this delegation, please contact:
Delegation Coordinator
Kristin Stuchis