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Agroecological revolution : The Farmer-to-Farmer Movement of the ANAP in Cuba (Sustainable Agriculture)

Edition: ANAP, International Commission on Sustainable Peasant Agriculture of la Via Campesina
Wednesday 17 July 2013 by LRAN

Language: English (Available in French, and Spanish)



social process methodology in the construction of sustainable peasant agriculture and food sovereignty

The Campesino-to-Campesino agroecology movement of ANAP in Cuba (Sustainable Agriculture)

Peter Michael Rosset, Braulio Machín Sosa, Adilen María Roque Jaime and Dana Rocío Avila Lozano
Wednesday 13 February 2013 by LRAN
Agroecology has played a key role in helping Cuba survive the crisis caused by the collapse of the socialist bloc in Europe and the tightening of the US trade embargo. Cuban peasants have been able to boost food production without scarce and expensive imported agricultural chemicals by first (...)


Journal of Peasant Studies, Volume 38

Meeting the challenge of feeding the world and cooling the Earth (Sustainable Agriculture)

Jun Borras
Wednesday 20 July 2011 by LRAN

Two papers analysing the recent experience of Latin America, and Cuba in particular, support arguments that a shift from industrial-large scale farming to small-scale farming can bring environmental, economic and political benefits.

In March 2011, Olivier de Schutter, the UN Rapporteur for the Right to Food released a report: “Agro-ecology and the right to food” before the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. Based on an extensive review of recent scientific literature, the report demonstrates that agroecology, if sufficiently supported, can double food production in entire regions within 10 years while mitigating climate change and alleviating rural poverty.



Lessons from Cuba (Sustainable Agriculture)

Alison Blay-Palmer
Wednesday 23 December 2009 by LRAN

Editor’s Note: Canadian Geographer Alison Blay-Palmer looks back on a trip to Cuba to study urban agriculture. It documents how Cuba responded to a major economic and nutritional crisis by turning to urban agriculture.



Food security and sustainable livelihood in China (Sustainable Agriculture)

Lau Kin Chi
Monday 29 June 2009 by LRAN
In 2007 and early 2008, the global food crisis and inflation hit most countries with varying degrees of severity. China, being largely self-sufficient in grain production, was nevertheless not immune to the problem of food security in relation to people’s livelihood. In 2007, China produced (...)


Climate Negotiations: Peasants have a role to play (Sustainable Agriculture)

by Morgan Ody La Vía Campesina
Tuesday 17 March 2009 by LRAN
    In December 2009, a new agreement on the reduction of carbon emissions is to be signed to follow the Kyoto Protocol, which will end in 2012. However the proposals that are presently in negotiations, all based on carbon trading, will not be able to stop climate change and, moreover, are a (...)


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