By Maria Caridad Cruz, Roberto Sanchez Medina

ISBN-10: 1552501043

ISBN-13: 9781552501047

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 referring to creation, aid structures, caliber upkeep, and alternate structures of Havana and its city agricultural zone. targeted consciousness is given to quite a few comparable parts, together with felony frameworks, problems with irrigation, ladies and their participation within the agricultural area. This booklet 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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Converted from qq/cab. The area covered by urban agriculture's direct modes of production in Ciudad de La Habana Province (72,700 ha) accounts for 12 per cent of its land base. 6 producers/ha. It is important to note that this evaluation did not include the two state-owned companies (one for livestock, the other for various crops) located in the province, which would have raised this percentage. The table below provides estimated data on the annual production concerning each mode of production as per average yield and the area covered.

25 ha, of which 50 per cent is built. They use an anti-aphid screen as a crop protection system and produce mainly seedlings for vegetables and, in lower volumes, seedlings for highquality fruit trees. They use biological means for sanitary controls as well as certified organic compost and bio-soil from the organic matter production centres. Installing a seedling greenhouse costs US$25,000, including the drip irrigation system. Both the anti-aphid screens and the trays where the seedlings are produced (ridging system) are imported.

In Havana there are now 12 UBPC for organic matter in various municipalities in the city (with the exception of the 3 central municipalities, Habana Vieja, Plaza and Centre Habana)13 and a national reference organic matter centre located in the Institute de Investigaciones Fundamentales de la Agricultura Tropical (INIFAT). There are also several minicentres for compost production operating within production units and other 40 Evolution of Urban Agriculture in Havana research centres. The latter mainly process the organic matter that they generate.

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