Eduardo Martino: Urban farming in Cuba

Like many in the Caribbean Brazilian photojournalist Eduardo Martino has a fascination with Cuba. Last year the London-based Martino made the trip to Havana – after Castro had gone in for treatment and later, out of the Presidency – to document ordinary Cubans attempting to solve food supply shortages and the looming worldwide increase in food prices: Urban farming.

Self-sufficiency is something that has been urged in Jamaica, most recently with Minister of Agriculture Chris Tufton’s infamous cassava remarks. In individualistic Jamaica Tufton was always unlikely to be heeded, but how were communitarian-minded Cubans coping, we asked Martino? Continue reading