Organic Agriculture and Cooperative Farming in Cuba

Cuba is changing. While there is still limited access to resources like food and other amenities, some regulations are loosening and many see promise in the future.

This project explores life on a sustainable farm in Havana where workers' yearly wages are higher than those of government employees. Organoponico Vivero Alamar is an urban, sustainable, organic farm that feeds a significant portion of its surrounding community.

How does this model work, and is it possible to replicate it in other parts of the world where farming is a dying business? Kassondra Cloos and Rachel Southmayd focus on Organoponico Vivero Alamar while also observing daily life in the country that has been cut off from much of the world for decades.

A Changing World? Pulitzer Center Photography Exhibition

Pulitzer Center student fellows travel the world to report on issues that affect us all—telling stories that might otherwise go untold. This exhibit features selected work by student fellows, shot on location in countries now undergoing rapid transformation, from the roads in Bangkok to a Maasai village in Tanzania.

Organoponico Vivero Alamar Keeps Workers Happy

The community-based Organoponico Vivero Alamar farm appeals to its workers and promotes sustainability—it also attracts visitors and students of organic agriculture.

This Week in Review: Lessons in Failure

“Americans love success stories,” writes grantee Sam Loewenberg in a thought-provoking article that appeared in The New York Times this week. But failure can also serve a purpose.