Agricultural cooperatives and food sovereignty in socialist Cuba

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dc.contributor.advisor Novkovic, Sonja
dc.creator McPherson, Jill
dc.date.accessioned 2017-11-10T15:39:25Z
dc.date.available 2017-11-10T15:39:25Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.other HD1491 C79 M37 2017
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/handle/01/27175
dc.description 159 leaves : coloured illustrations ; 29 cm
dc.description Includes abstract and appendix.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 151-158).
dc.description.abstract This thesis focuses on the food sovereignty approach to food security, emphasizing the role of agricultural cooperatives and drawing on the case study of Cuba. As the Cuban state relinquishes top-down controls to achieve increased productivity and innovation, agricultural cooperatives are viewed as a more productive model to increase Cuba’s self-sufficiency and reduce the country’s reliance on food imports by incentivizing production though market incentives while maintaining a socialized form or production. This thesis focuses on if, and how, agricultural cooperatives utilize the food sovereignty approach to food security in Cuba. Specifically, it examines if, and how, agricultural cooperatives are able to increase domestic production for local consumption and provide food access to its citizens. Furthermore, this thesis explores the changing dynamic between the Cuban State and agricultural cooperatives – one that is both supportive as well as challenging – and how it can affect the application of food sovereignty in Cuba. en_CA
dc.language.iso en en_CA
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc HD1491.C79
dc.subject.lcsh Agriculture, Cooperative -- Cuba
dc.subject.lcsh Food sovereignty -- Cuba
dc.subject.lcsh Food security -- Cuba
dc.title Agricultural cooperatives and food sovereignty in socialist Cuba en_CA
dc.type Text en_CA
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts in International Development Studies
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline International Development Studies Program
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)


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