Organic Agriculture and Cooperatives in Cuba

If you want to learn about what’s really happening in Cuba, including the economy, health system and focus on sustainable, organic agriculture and cooperatives, this is the trip for you. I’ve been on two social justice trips with this organization - to Cuba and Chiapas, Mexico - and they’re excellent. Dr. Cliff Durant, UU from Asheville, has organized these study trips for over 25 years.

Organic Agriculture and Cooperatives in Cuba

November 26 - December 5, 2017 

Tour Led by Jennifer Ungemach

Two decades ago Cuba was the first country to convert from industrial agriculture to organic agriculture. Today it is converting a major part of its economy to cooperatives. Learn how this island nation is striving for food sovereignty as it reorganizes its economy. Visit organic gardens and cooperatives, both urban and rural, an ecological zone, a community project.Talk with specialists in sustainable agriculture, the Cuban economy, its health system, US-Cuban relations, and more. Experience Cuban culture and the vibrancy of its people in this 10-day trip hosted by Havana’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Center. Sponsored by the Center for Global Justice and Via Organica along with Organic Consumers Association.  

Estimated cost of $1,700 includes dormitory style accommodations and all meals at MLK Center, translation, guide, transportation and a full program of activities.  Airfare is extra.

If you are interested, please let us hear from you by next Wednesday October, 4th. 

Our host organization MLK Center needs to know you are coming!!!

Application and non-refundable $100 deposit, will be needed after. Full payment due one month before departure. Limited scholarships are available.

For applications and further information, contact


Please contact the Center for Global Justice for more information. Contact Paul Burnore at with questions.

Contact: Paul Burnore
Posted on September 29, 2017, at 1:37pm