Monday, August 26, 2013


Some open spaces in Havana have been converted into Organoponicos, or urban farms, where food is grown without mechanization or chemical inputs. These fresh fruit and vegetables supplement rations, which are most often staples like beans, rice and cooking oil. This additional food supply has cushioned Cubans from the nutritional deficiencies and food scarcity experienced earlier in the Special Period and the country's relative trade isolation.

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