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Cuban scientist wins 'green Nobel' : award winner shifts farmers from dependence on chemicals
A folk-singing agricultural scientist became the first Cuban to win the Goldman Environmental Prize, also known as the "green Nobel," on Monday.
Humberto Rios Labrada has been working with nearly 50,000 Cuban farmers to give them more autonomy. His campaign involves choosing the crops and seed varieties best for their lands and educating farmers on how to grow strong healthy crops with less dependence on farm chemicals.