The Agricultural Revolution Of Cuba

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Although most of the world’s food supply comes from rural areas, those areas are the ones with the most food deficient people. Food production grows more rapidly than does the world’s population, but yet there are still many people who lack access to food. Cuba struggled for a long time to recover their agricultural systems and produce enough food for even themselves. Today Cuba’s agricultural production is better and more self-sufficient than ever before. Conserving the environment has growing support and is the future of all agricultural development. The agricultural revolution of Cuba has inspired other countries to be self-sufficient, to practice a more sustainable form of agriculture, and to direct farming toward meeting the needs of people within a country, rather than producing cash crops for export. Policies on global food production threatened the food security of many countries. First, economically vulnerable countries are subject to the unexpected changes of the international marketplace, food prices, and heavily subsidized produce from the global North that undermine the ability of the former to compete. Second, certain crops, like sugarcane, potato, and corn, are planted to produce biofuels, primarily ethanol, instead of food for poor populations. Wealthy nations that can afford to buy crops for biofuels inflate market prices for food, and then the food still goes to the country willing to pay. Third, nations that are based primarily on exporting products
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