AHA-BUCH

Cuban Homegardens

The Contribution of Homegardens to Subsistence and Resilience in Cuba
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ISBN-13:
9783639151565
Einband:
Paperback
Seiten:
112
Autor:
Christine Buchmann
Gewicht:
185 g
Format:
218x150x15 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

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Economic crises, natural disasters and political instability constantly test the adaptability and resilience of communities all over the world. This book highlights the possibility to enhance social-ecological resilience by means of homegardening. Worldwide, homegardens are a community s most adaptable and accessible land resource and are an important component in reducing vulnerability and ensuring food security. In presenting a Cuban case study, the author shows that major events, such as the collapse of the Soviet Union and the subsequent economic crisis, as well as frequently changing Cuban policies on agriculture, food security, religious freedom and healthcare, have had an impact on household decision-making, influencing home garden composition and management. Homegarden practices increase natural, social and cultural capital and therefore strengthen social-ecological resilience against future environmental, economic and political perturbations.