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Sustainable Agriculture and Resistance: Transforming Food Production in Cuba

590 Main St.
Burlington, VT

For more than 20 years, Fernando Funes has maintained that his country’s future agricultural production lies in organic and urban farming. Prior to 1991, Cuba depended to a great extent on the Soviet Union, and since its collapse Fernando has worked hard to promote sustainable agriculture to help Cubans make a living. In 1999, he and Maria del Carmen Pérez received the Right Livelihood Award. He is the lead editor of Sustainable Agriculture and Resistance: Transforming Food Production in Cuba, published in 2002 by Food First.

Davis Center 403 (Williams Family Room)

Co-sponsored by the Vermont Caribbean Institute, UVM Plant and Soil Science, the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics, and UVM Food Systems Initiative