About us - We also learn that
It is life under our feet that makes soil fertile.
- World widely, there are brave men and women of all age group pioneering to the preservation or recovery of millions of hectares of land, maintain and restore the land’s productivity and mitigate the effect of drought, reduce hunger, poverty and alleviate vulnerability to climate change and biodiversity loss through understanding and working with life beneath the soil surface.
- Microorganism in our body is important for our health.
It’s healthy soil that provides us with healthy food.
- Healthy soil is the homeland to all life. It’s the biodiversity beneath the ground that supports the biodiversity above it. Healthy soil is the key to our health.
Biological and sustainable farming helps preserve soil fertility.
- World widely, scientists and practitioners are experimenting with various biological and ecological means for the world to ensure food security, alleviate rural poverty and hunger, sustain biodiversity and building resistance to possible major environmental challenges in the future.
- Integrating tree planting with biological and sustainable farming helps restore degraded land and provide us with the necessary healthy food.
- Agroforestry is an integrated approach of using the interactive benefits from combining trees and shrubs with crops. It combines agricultural and forestry technologies to create more diverse, productive, profitable, healthy and sustainable land-use systems. The theoretical base for agroforestry comes from ecology, via agroecology. From this perspective, agroforestry is the third principal land-use sciences besides agriculture and forestry.
Agroforestry can also be perceived as a specially designed land management unit whereby woody perennials are deliberately grown on same piece of land along with agricultural crop and or livesTOCk in some form of spatial arrangement or temporal sequence. They can offer increased productivity, economic benefits, and more diversity in the ecological goods and services provided because of the resultant beneath and above ground complex interactions among the various lives the system cultivate and support.
Biodiversity in agroforestry systems is typically higher than in conventional agricultural systems.
- With two or more interacting plant species in a given land area, it creates a more complex habitat that can support a wider variety of birds, insects, and other animals. Depending upon the application, potential humanistic impacts of agroforestry can include:
- Reducing poverty through increased production of wood and other tree products for home consumption and sale
- Contributing to food security by restoring the soil fertility for food crops
- Cleaner water through reduced nutrient soil runoff
- Countering global warming and the risk of hunger by increasing the number of drought-resistant trees and the subsequent production of fruits, nuts and edible oils
- Reducing deforestation and pressure on woodlands by providing farm-grown fuelwood
- Reducing or eliminating the need for toxic chemicals (insecticides, herbicides, etc.)
- Through more diverse outputs, improved human nutrition
- In situations where people have limited access to mainstream medicines, providing growing space for medicinal plants
- Agroforestry practices may also realize a number of other associated environmental goals, such as: Carbon sequestration; Odour, dust, and noise reduction; Green space and visual aesthetics; Enhancement or maintenance of wildlife habitat ; possible enhancement in adaptation to climate change.
Do we now have sufficient reasons to support such efforts that can help keep our homeland green?