Family Farms, Food Sovereignty and the Conservation of Agrobiodiversity in Cuba

Pablo B. Eyzaguirre (Redaktør)

This highly original volume investigates and documents the complex interactions between Cuba's Man and Biosphere Reserves and the emergence of small family farms. The authors cover over two decades of dramatic changes in the political economy of agriculture and biodiversity conservation in Cuba, which provides a unique case study of sustainable agriculture. Les mer
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This highly original volume investigates and documents the complex interactions between Cuba's Man and Biosphere Reserves and the emergence of small family farms. The authors cover over two decades of dramatic changes in the political economy of agriculture and biodiversity conservation in Cuba, which provides a unique case study of sustainable agriculture. It shows how the agricultural biodiversity maintained in situ by family farms within protected areas provides a strategic source of seed and agrecological knowledge and practices. Thus, Biosphere Reserves have helped to promote food sovereignty through healthier and more diverse food production following the collapse of state farms and agricultural cooperatives in the early 1990s.


The book uses transdisciplinary methods, combining DNA studies, geo-referencing, ecological, agronomic, and socio-economic research, along with participatory methods to document ethnobotanical and farmer knowledge, revealing a rich store of agrobiodiversity maintained in landscapes, seed systems and nurseries managed by farmers. It covers a range of ecosystems and biocultural landscapes from arid tropics, tropical hillsides, montane rainforests, tropical savannas and coastal areas. It analyses how family farms in diverse Cuban ecosystems use biodiversity, agro-ecological knowledge and techniques to enhance the resilience of natural and agrarian landscapes in the face of climate change, natural disasters, and socio-economic and policy change.

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Part 1: Introduction 1. The Changing Natural and Agrarian Landscape in Cuba: Agrobiodiversity and Food Security in a Centrally-planned Economy 2. Cuban Biomes and Landscapes, from Desert to Rainforest, Savannahs to Tropical Mountain Ranges 3. Biodiversity Conservation of Agricultural Species in Natural, Restored, and Bio-cultural Landscapes, Cuban Man and Biosphere Reserves 4. Agricultural Biodiversity, Crops, Trees, Livestock, and Associated Species 5. Ecosystem Services of Agrobiodiversity and Family Farms: Social and Ecological Resilience Indicators 6. The Mosaic of Family Farms, Protected Areas, and Restoration: The Agro-ecological Future of Cuban Landscapes and Production Systems Part 2: Agroecology of Cuban Family Farms in Biosphere Reserves, Sierra del Rosario, Cuchillas del Toa, Cienaga de Zapata 7. Wild and Cultivated Diversity on Farms 8. Geo-referencing Agricultural Biodiversity in Protected Areas: Ecosystem Services Flows and Benefits 9. Assessing Trends and Threats to Agroecological Goods and Services in Protected Areas Part 3: Mainstreaming and Benefit sharing of Agrobiodiversity from Protected Areas 10. Characterization of Family Farms: Market, Gender, Resource Rights, and Culture 11. Biodiversity and Family Farming under New Cuban Food and Agriculture Policies: Urban and Suburban Agriculture 12. The Basket of Agrobiodiversity Goods and Services: Participatory and Territorial Approaches to Markets, Services, Labelling and Culture 13. Local Seeds and Native Nurseries: Mainstreaming Crop and Tree Diversity from Biosphere Reserves to New Family Farm Sector 14. Agricultural Biodiversity in Protected Areas: The Cuban Experience in the Global System of Protected Area Conservation and Food Sovereignty

Om forfatteren

Pablo B. Eyzaguirre is Honorary Research Fellow at Bioversity International (Rome, Italy) and the Platform for Agrobiodivesity Research. He has previously been a lecturer in the Department of Anthropology, Yale University, USA and a Senior Officer at the former International Service for National Agricultural Research (ISNAR) in the Netherlands.