Cuba is changing. While there is still limited access to resources like food and other amenities, some regulations are loosening and many see promise in the future.

This project explores life on a sustainable farm in Havana where workers' yearly wages are higher than those of government employees. Organoponico Vivero Alamar is an urban, sustainable, organic farm that feeds a significant portion of its surrounding community.

How does this model work, and is it possible to replicate it in other parts of the world where farming is a dying business? Kassondra Cloos and Rachel Southmayd focus on Organoponico Vivero Alamar while also observing daily life in the country that has been cut off from much of the world for decades.

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Student Fellow
Kassondra Cloos is a senior journalism major at Elon University from Pawtucket, R.I. She has previously worked for News21's "Who Can Vote?" project, in Phoenix, Ariz. She also interned for Al Jazeera...
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Student Fellow
Rachel Southmayd is a senior journalism student at Elon University in North Carolina but is originally from southern Delaware. She has held senior reporting and editor positions at the student...

Organic Agriculture and Cooperative Farming in Cuba




Campus Consortium