Agriculture in the City: A Key to Sustainability in Havana, by Maria Caridad Cruz, Roberto Sanchez Medina

By Maria Caridad Cruz, Roberto Sanchez Medina

This article follows Cuba's efforts to dig itself out of an monetary rut via new and unique study referring to creation, aid structures, caliber upkeep, and exchange structures of Havana and its city agricultural zone. particular realization is given to numerous similar parts, together with criminal frameworks, problems with irrigation, girls and their participation within the agricultural area. This booklet has been ready for researchers, experts, manufacturers, scholars, determination makers and people with a normal curiosity within the administration and keep watch over of the city atmosphere.

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The members also deal with accounts and bank loans. As required by their operations, they elect a President and a Board of Directors. Currently, 36 per cent of the agricultural land in Cuba is managed as UBPCs, according to information supplied by the National Television News Report on December 15, 2000. In order to form a UBPC in Havana, a group of people (family members are not excluded) get together and submit an application to Comisiones Agrarias Municipales (the Municipal Agrarian Commission).

D) The research team members who would be working in their selected area (producers and agricultural extensionists) would be applying the tools designed for the research, together with specialists from DPPF, PMH and FANJ. They would also contribute their expertise and comments in order to enrich the results obtained by the other organizations and working groups. e) The team specialists, given their expertise in matters of urban agriculture, together with the expert from Direccion de Acueductos, 17 AGRICULTURE IN THE CITY provided their support for the collection of information on specific subjects.

Expenses and value related to the potable water they use. • Transportation cost of the soil brought from other places. • The value of recycling the organic matter generated by the city (60 per cent of the total urban waste of 1,500 mt per day). • Transportation costs, if the production volumes had to be brought from other provinces, as was done formerly. • Construction and maintenance costs. For instance, most of the containers are made of asbestos-cement. • The contamination effect of the asbestos-cement when used in the production of food intended for direct consumption.

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