Cuba’s cooperative farms break new ground in production » peoplesworld

by: JOSHUA LECLAIR

Although farming cooperatives in Cuba are not as internationally recognized as the country’s national health and education systems, they are breaking new ground in production yields, organic farming techniques, sustainability, and food security.

These collective farms also form the organizational basis of agriculture in Cuba today. More than 3,600 of these cooperative farms, covering roughly 55 percent of Cuba’s agricultural land, provide full-time work for over 300,000 citizens, grow food for national consumption and export, and give the collective members and their families a variety of social benefits.

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