How Oil crisis of the 1970s made Cuba into a agriculturally strong nation.


Highly recommended ! Must see ! Especially from 7:00 minutes to 29:00 minutes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUWces5TkCA#t=2973

Highly recommended ! Must see ! Especially from 7:00 minutes to 29:00 minutes. Do you know the oil crisis of the 70s made Cuba into a agriculturally strong nation due to adoption of best practices based on natural and organic farming. This is becasue most of the oil consumption is for food production (even in developed countries today). Today Cuba produces 80% of agriculture products organically. It is a big producer of organic pesticides and exports them to several countries as it is in excess of its use.

The Cuban government responded to a food crisis in September 1993 by eliminating the majority of state farms and turning them into basic units of cooperative production. Much of the 80 per cent of all farmland that was once held by the state was turned over to the workers and re-established as worker-owned enterprises.

Ref: http://www.unep.org/greeneconomy/SuccessStories/OrganicAgricultureinCuba/tabid/29890/Default.aspx

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