In the 1990s Cuba was plunged into an era of severe food and fuel shortages caused by the collapse of the Soviet Bloc. Twenty-five years later, Cuba stands strong as a global leader in sustainable food and farming systems.
The world has much to learn from Cuba’s journey toward agroecology and food sovereignty, but as relations with the US begin to normalize, and Cuba navigates its role in the global marketplace, there is a risk of a return to an unsustainable industrial agrifood system dominating the landscape once again.
CUSAN was formed as a counterpoint to the interests of agribusiness and the global corporate food regime. We are a strong constituency of NGOs, academics, and farmers who support Cuba’s agroecology movement through cross-cultural engagement. Our vision is to connect people, institutions and movements in Cuba and the U.S. who are dedicated to building more ecologically resilient, socially just and economically fair farming and food systems through agroecology.