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By Maria Caridad Cruz, Roberto Sanchez Medina

ISBN-10: 976637158X

ISBN-13: 9789766371586

This article follows Cuba's efforts to dig itself out of an financial rut via new and unique examine bearing on creation, help structures, caliber upkeep, and exchange platforms of Havana and its city agricultural region. specific realization is given to a number of comparable parts, together with criminal frameworks, problems with irrigation, girls and their participation within the agricultural region. This e-book has been ready for researchers, experts, manufacturers, scholars, choice makers and people with a normal curiosity within the administration and keep an eye on of the city atmosphere.

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Ibid. 9. Ibid. 22 Chapter III EVOLUTION OF URBAN AGRICULTURE IN THE CITY OF HAVANA* This chapter not only describes the progress, achievement and deficiencies of urban agriculture, but also presents a way of evaluating it in its multiple and possible expressions, as a new function of the city. This new function has its own requirements, relations and potentials, which go beyond the production of food and capital, and should be addressed in its interaction with the other components of the urban environment.

Participation by producers, consumers, key local actors and government agencies in the stages of information gathering and preparation (1998— 2000). • Workshop of the Team for the Watershed Urban Agriculture Programme, Ecuador, attended by representatives from 28 organizations (December 1998). 19 AGRICULTURE IN THE CITY • Workshop 'Researching the Development of Urban Agriculture in Latin America and the Carribbean: Balancing and Optimizing Project Impacts' (Investigando el Desarrollo de la Agricultura Urbana en America Latina y el Caribe: Balance y Optimizacion de Impactos de Proyectos).

Some of these organizations began to collaborate with the urban agriculture movement in 1993-94,l encouraging complementary interaction between government agencies and non-governmental organizations. It is important to highlight how the process of developing and enhancing urban agriculture has not only benefited the urban environment (aside from the risks and challenges) but has also united local governments and civil society organizations. As a result, the population has a higher standard of living and has found more participatory channels of action.

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