First Advisor

Gonzales, Nicki


Regis College

Degree Name



Regis College Senior Honors Program

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Number of Pages

66 pages


In order to ensure this stability, the US needs to begin working with the Cuban government by lifting part of the embargo to provide cheaper staple food imports as a temporary solution while the Cuban agricultural sector undergoes more reforms. With the money saved by importing cheaper food from the US, the Cuban government can spend money purchasing mechanical farm implements that would be financed to a group of farmers based on the Collective Method. These farmers, who would obviously lack the initial capital to purchase the implements from the government themselves, could "give" portions of their harvest to the Cuban government as a form of repayment for the loan. Once the loan is repaid, the Cuban collectives would be able to sell all of their harvest on the market for a profit, while at the same time utilizing the advanced and sustainable organic farming methods that the Cuban people have developed.

Date of Award

Spring 2011

Location (Creation)

Denver, Colorado

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