Witness for Peace
Professional Research Delegation to Cuba
Sustainable Agriculture in Cuba
April 17-27, 2013
In 2006, Cuba was designated by the World Wildlife Fund as the only "sustainably developed" country on the planet, noting that if we all followed Cuba's example, we'd only need the resources of one planet to sustain our population indefinitely. 80% of fresh fruit, vegetables, herbs, and medicinal plants are consumed locally by urban residents. What is Cuba doing differently to ensure the long-term health of their land and people?
On this delegation we will learn about Cuba's transition from conventional farming to low-input sustainable agriculture through visiting organic urban gardens, small and large farms, sugar mills, schools, and more. Delegates will meet with urban and rural residents to learn techniques and ideas that can be brought back to the United States and shared with our communities, in order to learn how to create a more sustainable future world-wide.
Cost: The price of this 10-day delegation is $1,990, plus airfare to Miami, Florida. The delegation fee covers all set-up, preparation, meals, lodging, interpreters, airfare from Miami to Havana, and ground transportation within Cuba. The fee also covers reading and activist tools both before and after the delegation.
Witness For Peace is consulting with Marazul Charters, Inc., a licensed travel service provider, on this trip which will allow U.S. citizens to legally travel to Cuba. This trip is scheduled for sustainable agricultural workers who want to research Cuba's urban and rural agricultural programs. Research requires a full work schedule of noncommercial, academic research that has a substantial likelihood of public dissemination and is in the traveler’s professional area.
To Join Us: To qualify you must be engaged full-time in work around sustainable agriculture, although not necessarily in a salaried position. Application deadline March 15th!!!
For more information/application, please contact: Amy Truax: firstname.lastname@example.org, 206.787.0657
Witness for Peace is a politically independent, grassroots organization. We are people committed to nonviolence. Our mission is to support peace, justice, and sustainable economies in the Americas by changing U.S. policies and corporate practices which contribute to poverty and oppression in Latin America and the Caribbean. We stand with people who seek justice.