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First MOOC from Cuba: Building Climate Resilience in Agriculture from UN CC:e-Learn Platform

I was visiting my family in Nicaragua after Hurricane Irma event on September, excited to get 24/7 fast internet connection while being there, which we do not have yet at Finca Tungasuk (as you may now internet access is still not so easy to get in the countryside, hopefully soon!) when I saw a facebook link announcing the upcoming UN CC: e-Learn Platform upcoming course on: “The National Adaptation Plans: Building Climate Resilience in Agriculture”.

During my time in Nicaragua, being far from the farm allowed me to have time and look from the distance and process what just did happen to us and around 75% of the island. We just finished a very active hurricane season this 2017 and this was my first time experiencing in the countryside the impact of a hazard weather event like hurricane Irma was. We had some tree lost and damages, but we did “well” compared to the central/east part of the country. You can find more information on this report on Hurricane Irma and Cuba. I questioned myself what we should have done to avoid some of the loses and damages due to the wind impact on the farm and which measures we could take to prepare for another weather event like this one.

No better timing for me to get acces to this large tank of resources on climate change information, mitigation and adaptation actions.

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Volunteer Cultivating Healthy Land

Finca Tungasuk often welcomes volunteers to spend the day working alongside locals at an organic farming cooperative outside of Havana. Planting, harvesting, weeding, watering, and above all learning about sustainable farming and connecting with local farmers are possible daily activities. In order to learn more about us and about volunteer opportunities. You may contact us directly through our Facebook page Finca Tungasuk or email us at:


We will come back to you as soon as it is possible and send you more information and details about how to volunteer with us for a Day during your trip to Cuba.

Thanks to our friends from Give a Day Global who gave us support last year to start the volunteering program. We have met wonderful people through the past year, people willing to do spend some meaningful time in the countryside of this beautiful island learning about organic farming and sharing a good fresh farm to table lunch with us.

Cultivate Healthy Land

Aaron planting/spreading some seeds in our seed beds

Volunteers satisfaction face after cleaning some red beans

Building our Bohio with some help for the mushroom growing

Lunch time after a morning cultivating healthy land

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