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Cuban Agroecological Project Foments Local Innovation

 IPS 21 September 2019

After decades of centralised agriculture, small-scale farmers in Cuba are looking to scientific research into ecology for ways to improve their output. This ‘agroecological’ method of working is spreading and is starting to provide sustainable growth in Cuban agriculture. (1148 Words) - By Ivet González

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Pork is the most widely consumed meat in Cuba, where hog raising is one of the activities on the seven-hectare La Carmelina ecological farm run by the Pi family in the municipality of La Palma in the mountains of the western province of Pinar del Río.Credit: Jorge Luis Baños/IPS

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The rural mountainous municipality of La Palma in the western Cuban province of Pinar del Rio.Credit: Jorge Luis Baños/IPS

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Armando Marcelino Pi and members of his family who work together on the La Carmelina agroecological family farm in La Palma in the mountains of the western Cuban province of Pinar del Río.Credit: Jorge Luis Baños/IPS


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