Cuba has been idealised as a possible model response to collapse.
This piece from al-Jazeera suggests that reforms in the agricultural sector have not yet gone as far as we might have been led to beleive
Cuba's food challenge
State officials been offering farmers a series of stimulus packages that include land and agricultural equipment, in hopes of upping food prodcution.
Under these reforms, farmers are now allowed to sell their products directly to hotels, without the state middleman.
Al Jazeera's Teresa Bo talks to farmers to see how the program is working.