Kassondra Cloos

Kassondra Cloos

Associate Editor of SNEWS / Freelance writer & editor / Co-founder of Adventures in Wikipedia / Boulder, Colorado

Cuba: Sustainable Farming in a Gas-Driven World

Cuba: Sustainable Farming in a Gas-Driven World

The farmers pour in after sunrise and leave before sunset. The workday is one to two hours shorter than a typical day for a government employee, depending on the season, and the pay is higher—much higher.

Organiponico Vivero Alamar (OVA) is an organic, sustainable farm just outside Havana, where its private business status allows farmers the freedom to make smart economic moves and attract the best and brightest farmers, scientists and researchers to improve daily operations. Visitors come from all over the world to see the farm that countless bloggers have praised for its high wages (compared to government jobs in Cuba) and other benefits.

Read the rest of my story at The Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting.

See additional stories, videos, and photo galleries from this project on sustainable farming in Havana, Cuba, in January, 2013, here.

Traveling Iceland's Ring Road by Paper Map

Traveling Iceland's Ring Road by Paper Map

Backpacking to Havasu Falls

Backpacking to Havasu Falls