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IX Cuban Organic and Sustainable Agriculture Conference, Havana, Cuba May 17 to 29, 2012

IX Cuban Organic and Sustainable Agriculture Conference, Havana, Cuba May 17 to 29, 2012

for more information or to attend contact encuentro2012@actaf.co.cu or call (537) 202-
7832, 202-7867. Please also visit ACTAF's website at http://www.actaf.co.cu.
General Presentation


The Cuban Association of Agricultural and Forestry Technicians (ACTAF) invites all stakeholders to participate in its IX Meeting of Organic and Sustainable Agriculture on its twenty fifth birthday from the 17th to the 29th of May 2012 in Havana, Cuba. The subject will be "The Agroecological Basis of Sustainable Agriculture."

The meeting will be composed of three events: 1. tours on a) urban agriculture b) cooperatives and c) applied agroecology in the Cuban context; 2. the conference itself; and 3. short courses on a) urban agriculture and 2) applied agroecology in the Cuban context.
These events are designed as part of a global movement of technicians, producers, teachers, researchers and advocates of agrarian policy of our country and continent. This movement has as its main objective to provide a space for reflection, exchange and proposals to contribute effectively to sustainable agriculture development on an agroecological basis.
As part of the exchange ACTAF has designed a program of field trips or tours from the 17th to the 20th of May in the provinces of Havana, Matanzas, Villa Clara, Sancti Spiritus, and Pinar del Rio. Participants will have an opportunity to look closely at the how Cubans have applied organic and sustainable agriculture at this time in three different contexts.
After the field trips, from the 21st to the 24th of May, 2012 ACTAF will hold the conference itself at the National Hotel in Havana. At this time, delegates and guests, through open dialogue, workshops, and roundtables, will be able to establish an approach to the realities we face in our respective countries.
Presentation Mode
There will be organized presentation of papers and discussions under the theme of Organic and Sustainable Agriculture.
POSTERS (POSTERS), there will be a work session on poster presentations. All poster should not exceed 1 m high and 0.70 m wide.
RELATED EXHIBITION There will be an exhibition of products, technologies, and audiovisual media and software related to the themes of the event.
If you would like to participate in the Conference in one of these three forms of participation, please summit an abstract with the following specifications:
  • Title: no more than 25 words, font Arial, black 14 points
  • Author(s): name, font Arial, 12 points
  • Author's Detail: Organization, country, email, font Arial, 12 points
  • Summary: must include an introduction. methodological development, results and conclusion. Maximum 500 words, font Arial, 11 points, justified
Themes of Work
  • Urban and Peri Urban Agriculture
  • Municipal Agrarian Development
  • Sustainable Forest Management
  • Youth in the Food and Agriculture Sector
  • Technology and Computer Science in the service of Agriculture
  • Merchandising, Commercialization and Organic Certification
  • Food Sovereignty and Security
  • Alternative Technologies for Sustainable Agriculture
  • Global Warming and Alternative Energy
  • Agroecological Education
  • Management and Evaluation of Agro-ecosystems
  • Co0perativism
Conference Program
Day 1 May 21st Morning Session: Opening Afternoon Session: Presentations
Day 2 May 22nd Morning Session: Presentations Afternoon Session: Presentations
Day 3 May 23rd Field Trips
Day 4 May 24th Morning Session: Presentations Afternoon Sessions: Closing

Prices for the Conference
Prices for the Event

Hotel Type of Room

Double Single
Nacional 5 stars 435 612
Victoria 4 stars 330 426
Vedado/St. John's 3 stars 235 300



All prices are in CUC.

These prices include pickup and return to the airport, 5 nights stay, breakfasts and food during the stay.
Conference Fee
For Foreigners is 250 CUC.
The official languages of the Conference will be Spanish and English and simultaneous translation from Spanish to English will be made.
Post Conference Short Courses (25 to 29 May 2012)
Urban and Peri Urban Agriculture
  • 300 CUC all inclusive, lodging, food, lectures, materials and transportation
Agroecological Perspective on Local and Sustainable Development
  • 350 CUC all inclusive
Pre Conference Tours
all tours are 395 CUC and include transfer form the airport, lodging and food

Tours- Tour I. - "Urban and Suburban Agriculture"
Thursday May 17 .-
Arrival in Havana. Reception at the airport. Transfer to Hotel
The day's route 70 km
Friday May 18 .
Morning:
Visit organopónico INRE I, Calle 44 between 3rd and 5th, Playa Municipality, Havana
· Visit the Integral "Las Américas", Playa Municipality, Havana.
Visit Store Agriculture Clinic (CTA) 222 and Highway, Lisa, Havana
Transportation and lunch Artemis-- independent
Afternoon:
• Visit to the farm "Villa Hortensia", Municipality Artemis Artemis
• Return to Havana
Night:
• Hotel in Havana
The day's route 230 km
Saturday May 19 .-
Morning:
Leaving the hotel, transfer to San Jose de Las Lajas
Visit the Patio Green "La Joya", municipality of San Jose de Las Lajas, Mayabeque
Transfer to Jovellanos, Matanzas.
Visit to the farm "La Arboleda" Municipal Jovellanos, Matanzas
Transportation and lunch at Indio Hatuey
Afternoon:
• Visit the Experimental Station "Indio Hatuey" Municipality Perico, Matanzas
• Dinner and overnight at "Indio Hatuey"
• "Noche Cubana" in Indio Hatuey
The day's route 250 km
Sunday May 20 .-
Morning:
• Visit to the Farm "Key Stone", the Angelina, Municipality Perico, Matanzas
• Visit to the farm "El Retiro", municipality of Cardenas, Matanzas
• Lunch Cardenas independent
Afternoon:
• Visit to the Farm "pleasure", Cantel Municipality Cardenas, Matanzas
• Varadero Beach Tour
• Return to Havana
The day's route 240 km
Total distance in kilometers 800 km
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Tour Program II .- "Cooperative Movement and Local Development"
Thursday May 17 .-
Arrival in Havana. Reception at the airport. Transfer to Hotel
The day's route 70 km
Friday May 18 .-
Morning:
Visit to the UBPC "Vivero Alamar organopónicos" Alamar, East Havana City, Havana
• Lunch in East Havana -- independent
Afternoon:
• Transfer to Municipalities and Lisa Marianao
• Visit the Food Conservation Project "Vilda and Pepe", Municipality Pogolotti, Marianao, Havana
• Visit to the farm "Twin Palms CCS Roberto Negrin, Punta Brava, Lisa Municipality, Havana
• Return to hotel
Night:
• Hotel in Havana
The day's route 140 km
Saturday May 19 .-
Morning:
• Go to Municipality Pinar del Rio
• Visit to the farm "La Cabaña", CCS José María Pérez, Municipality Pinar del Río, Pinar del Rio
• Visit the Livestock Company "Camilo Cienfuegos", Consolacion del Sur municipality, Pinar del Rio
• Lunch in the Company Camilo Cienfuegos.
Afternoon:
• Visit to the UBPC "The Mango, municipality of San Cristobal, Pinar del Rio
• Return to Havana
Night:
• Hotel in Havana
The day's route 420 km
Sunday May 20:
Morning:
• Visit to CREE Pablo Noriega, Municipality Quivicán, Artemis
• Visit to the Farm "Valverde", Municipality Quivicán, Artemis
• Independent Lunch
Afternoon:
• Visit to the farm "La Siguaraya" CCS Antonio Maceo, Bejucal, Mayabeque
• Return to Havana
Night: In Havana
The day's route 160 km
Total distance in kilometers 800 km
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Tour III .- "Advances in Cuban agroecology"
Thursday May 17 .-
Arrival in Havana. Reception at the airport. Transfer to Hotel
The day's route 60 km
Friday May 18 .-
Morning:
• Transfer to San Jose de Las Lajas, Mayabeque
• Patio Visit the Integral "La Joya", municipality of San Jose de Las Lajas, Mayabeque
• Transfer to the Cienfuegos province
• Visit to the Farm "Barrueta" Cartagena, Municipality Abreus, Cienfuegos
• Lunch Cienfuegos independent
Afternoon:
• Visit to agro-ecological farm "San Juan", Cienfuegos City, Cienfuegos
• Visit to the Farm of Medicinal Plants of Otero Gallego, The Popular Science "
Night:
• Hotel in Cienfuegos. Tour of the City and its historic center
The day's route 360 ​​km
Saturday May 19 .-
Morning:
• Leaving the hotel, transfer to Santa Clara, Villa Clara
• Visit to the Farm Comprehensive Ruben Perez, Santa Clara, Villa Clara
• Visit to organopónicos "Patria", Santa Clara, Villa Clara
• Lunch in the MINAG Convention Center, Santa Clara, Villa Clara
Afternoon:
• Transfer to Falcon and Placetas
• Visit to the Medicinal Plants Farm Emilio Chavez, Falcon, Villa Clara
• Visit to the farm "La Lechuza" Municipality Placetas, Villa Clara
• Return to Santa Clara
Night:
• Hotel in Santa Clara. City tour
The day's route 220 km
Sunday May 20 .-
Tomorrow:
• Visit to the UBPC "Landing of the Granma", Villa Clara
• Visit to the Garden Integral "Five Palms", Santa Clara, Villa Clara
• Lunch at Restaurant "Loma del Capiro", Santa Clara
Afternoon:
• Visit the Monument to Pope John Paul II in Santa Clara, Villa Clara
• Visit to the Monumental Memorial Ernesto "Che" Guevara
• Return to Havana
Night:
• Hotel in Havana
The day's route 350 km
Total miles traveled 1000 km








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  2. Dear Comrades,
    I want to participate in this program but I can not afford. Are there any way that may help me?
    Comradely yours,
    Nahendra Khadka
    Kathmandu,Nepal

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