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Tour Registration Open: Cuba — Organic Evolution and Revolution (May 9-19)

Friday | March 14, 2014 — Monday | March 31, 2014

Locations in Cuba, CA

This tour provides a general overview of Cuba’s agroecological transition and the institutions and resources put into place to make this dramatic shift possible. We will see firsthand what happens when national policy prioritizes organic farming. The transformation of Cuban agriculture was profound and swift in the early 1990s, yet it is an experiment that continues today within the complex landscape of the countryside and urban spaces alike. Looking towards the future, this agricultural nation is in a time of transition and reform. We will meet with the Ministry of Agriculture to discuss what plans are in store for Cuba. We will also look at how the island’s next generation of farmers, policy makers, and consumers view the future of their food system.

Beginning in and around Havana, we will make our way west to the province of Pinar del Rio to learn firsthand about the country’s struggle to take control of its food system in the face of global market exclusion. We partner with Cross Cultural Journeys and one of the fathers of agroecology in Cuba, Fernando Funes, to create a very full and fascinating itinerary. We will meet with farmers, professors, government representatives, and educators to hear about Cuba from Cubans.

* This special Cuba Food Sovereignty Tour will precede the 10th International Conference on Organic and Sustainable Agriculture, May 21-24, hosted by ACTAF. Those who are interested in attending may make separate arrangements to stay after the tour — please let us know if you will be attending so we can arrange special flights for you.

Limited space available — Please register soon!

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Cost: $2580
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