Sustainable urban agriculture in Cuba [electronic resource] / Sinan Koont.Material type: TextSeries: Contemporary CubaPublication details: Gainesville, FL : University Press of Florida, c2011Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 236 p.) : illISBN: 9780813040431 (electronic bk.); 0813040434 (electronic bk.)Subject(s): Sustainable agriculture -- Cuba | Urban agriculture -- Cuba | Agriculture and state -- Cuba | TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / Agronomy / Crop Science | TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / Agronomy / General | Agriculture and state --Cuba | Agriculture | Sustainable agriculture --Cuba | Urban agriculture --CubaGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Sustainable urban agriculture in Cuba.DDC classification: 630.97291/091732 LOC classification: S477.C9 | K66 2011ebOnline resources: EBSCOhost
Includes bibliographical references (p. -224) and index.
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.
Description based on print version record.
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.