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Castro’s organic revolution

The Independent UK’s Extra supplement has a feature on Fidel Castro’s Cuba in facts and figures which includes a box titled ‘Organic Revolution’.

Journalist Simon Usborne writes: “The organic revolution was seen by Castro as the only solution to the crisis brought on by the collapse of the Soviet Union, which had subsidised Cuban agriculture, and the US embargo.”

Number of “organoponicos” (organic urban allotments) in Cuba: more than 7,000, totalling about 80,000 acres.

Number of such gardens in Havana: more than 200 (which supply the city with more than 90 per cent of its fruit and vegetables).


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