REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE IS THE KEY TO FEEDING PEOPLE, PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT AND ACTIVELY COMBATING THE CLIMATE CRISIS.
Conventional agriculture has reached a complete and disastrous dead end. Increases in harvest yields are hardly possible any more and the environmental damage it has caused is inacceptable for future generations.
High time for regenerative agriculture!
Despite sufficient land, high solar radiation and enough water in the soil, Senegal, like most African countries, imports food from abroad - a cycle of dependence and debt.
With our forest garden, we are creating a show case to prove that it is possible to grow healthy food and to take food security into one's own hands.
In contrast to conventional-industrial farming, regenerative agriculture respects and restores natural cycles. It does not use heavy agricultural machinery, mineral fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides. Instead, humus is produced to build soil and fertilize plants. The resulting ecosystem is healthy, alive, diverse and in every way more stable than monocultures: the soil contains various deep root systems, water easily penetrates the loose soils, is absorbed and retained. There is life in the soil again - and above it anyway.
PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT
Instead of sequestering CO2, the current way of farming worsens the climate crisis. By reforesting and planting a variety of crops, we produce humus and sustainably sequester greenhouse gases. Nature-based solutions are not only cost-effective climate mitigation measures they also provide multiple co-social and environmental benefits..
Permafoodforest is intended to be some kind of "best practice show garden. Therefore, we will generate knowledge as much as possible and make it accessible. We will document our progress by disclosing our experience, including our mistakes to improve ourselves. The goal is to inspire as many people as possible to spread regenerative agriculture methods from Sénégal to the world. Therefore, we will connect to other projects in the North and South and share our experiences.