In case you missed last month’s talk by Dr. Julia Wright (Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience (CAWR) at Coventry University) you can now watch the talk online and consult the accompanying Powerpoint presentation
Julia presents research focusing on the socio-agricultural revolution that took place in Cuba after the fall of the Soviet Union. After the Cold War, Cuba lost access to the resources that supported its conventional agricultural system. In order to feed itself, the country had to transform its agricultural system as quickly as possible. The world is now facing many of the very same challenges, in that it cannot rely on a mode of agricultural production that uses large amounts of resources inefficiently. In order to counter environmental degradation other forms of fertilisation must be found without compromising production. What lessons can we learn from Cuba?