Urban Agriculture in Cuba: 30 Years of policy and practice

Margarita Fernandez

In: Urban Agriculture Magazine no 33 - Urban Agroecology, p.41-44 (2017)

It is estimated that by 2050, 80% of the global population will live in urban areas, a reality that is changing priorities for urban planning and policy. For many years, Cuba has already reflected what that future global reality will be, with close to 80% of its population living in cities across the island. This dynamic, along with a combination of conviction and necessity, is one of a handful of reasons the urban agriculture movement in Cuba took hold in the early 1990s.

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