Articles by Miguel Altieri and Fernando Funes-Monzote

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The Paradox of Cuban Agriculture
Miguel Altieri and Fernando Funes-Monzote – Monthly Review, 31 Dec 2012

When Cuba faced the shock of lost trade relations with the Soviet Bloc in the early 1990s, food production initially collapsed due to the loss of imported fertilizers, pesticides, tractors, parts, and petroleum. The situation was so bad that Cuba posted the worst growth in per capita food production in all of Latin America and the Caribbean. But the island rapidly re-oriented its agriculture to depend less on imported synthetic chemical inputs, and became a world-class case of ecological agriculture.

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