From Garden To Forest
"EUCALYPTUS PROMOTING FOOD PRODUCTION, AND NOT DRYING SOIL"
On this episode we present Juã and Rômulo, two young men who show that environmental services are the consequence of a good agriculture.
Analog agroforestry is an approach to sustainable 'farming in the forest' which builds on the principles of indigenous fallow management and natural species succession. It is being developed by different organisations in the humid tropics, among others in Sri Lanka and Brazil. Remarkable results were obtained by Ernst Götsch, who started with analog agroforestry in Brazil. Starting from completely degraded soils, above average yields of cacao were obtained and biodiversity increased remarkably within 5-8 years.