“Cuba is a great example of how organic farming could supersede conventional agriculture.” —Food First’s Madaly Alcala
This past fall, I had the honor of traveling to Cuba on Food First’s Food Sovereignty Tour.
These tours explore Cuba’s agrarian and political history, focusing on the emergence of a new, state-supported model of sustainable agriculture since the 1990s. The non-profit Food First is a “people’s think tank” dedicated to ending the injustices that cause hunger and helping communities to take back control of their food systems. Their work both informs and amplifies the voices of social movements fighting for food justice and food sovereignty.