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It might look like a wild sunflower, but it’s actually a plant used in Cuba as a cover crop in between the rows on avocado and banana plantations, according to agronomist Scott Day.

Cuba looks to adopt conservation agriculture

A recent UN-sponsored summit invited farmers and agriculture professionals to share their adoption experience

I recently had the opportunity to spend some time in Cuba, along with 20 other visiting farmers, scientists and agronomists, meeting with 80 Cuban agriculture experts and officials. The meetings were made possible by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), that was hosting the first-ever Conservation Agriculture Summit for Cuba, on Oct. 16-22