Planting for the Future: Permaculture’s Institute Paradise (PPI) Mission to Plant 100 Million Trees and Train 100,000 People by 2025
PPI donated tree seedlings to Mary’s Meals Malawi, which were distributed to 11 schools in Mchinji under the school feed program
Promoting Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security in Malawi with Permaculture
By adopting permaculture techniques, farmers are able to grow a variety of crops on the same piece of land in rotation and guilds, thereby increasing their yields and improving food security.
Malawi’s Agriculture Sector Struggles Despite Key Role in Economy
The average farmer in Malawi relies on subsistence farming and struggles to afford seeds and chemical fertilizers, resulting in low yields.
Regenerative agriculture seen as answer to averting Africa’s growing food crisis
Regenerative agriculture will not be realised at a meaningful scale without the buy-in of millions of smallholder farmers.
Eucalyptus: another scapegoat of our society
Eucalyptus is a fast-growing plant and can live a long life, accompanying the forest until its maturity.
Expand urban farming practices worldwide to rekindle our relationship with fresh, diverse, nutritious, and just food.
Agroecology: The Solution to the Food Price Crisis? Ft. Luwayo Biswick, Malawian Permaculture Farmer
“…even after the project is phased out, the farmers will be able to make compost on their own because they’re using resources next to their door step as compared to the government.”
Food Forests for a Resilient Future
Agroforestry is helping return life to the land in Central America. Root systems help prevent rainwater runoff and soil erosion and “build terraces of fertility over time”. The plants also sequester carbon and provide the...
Multistrata Agroforestry Systems and Biochar for Food Security, Climate Change Mitigation and Adaption
A persistent argument against forest restoration is that tree plantations do not provide any food or market access. How do we reconcile the need for tree cover and the need for food and other products?
Sunn Hemp: Forage and Soil-Building Superhero
Sunn hemp, a tropical plant primarily grown as a cover crop or green manure, has increased dramatically in popularity over the last decade. Originally from India, it’s easy to understand what makes it so popular...
Global carbon sequestration potential of agroforestry and increased tree cover on agricultural land
Biomass is fundamental to circular agricultural systems. Estimates of above- and below ground biomass carbon were combined with a tree cover analysis to estimate the increase in biomass. Global increases (4−6 PgC for incremental change;...
I used to take cassava for granted – but it could help to wean the world off wheat
The hardy root crop could be part of the solution to the grain supply challenges aggravated by the Ukraine war
Soil networks become more connected and take up more carbon as nature restoration progresses
Here we show that during the course of nature restoration on abandoned arable land a compositional shift in soil biota, preceded by tightening of the belowground networks, corresponds with enhanced efficiency of carbon uptake.
How a community-led approach is enabling regeneration of the Sahel
The magic ingredient is the way inhabitants of these landscapes have mastered their own destiny. Better governance leads to more secure tenure of land and trees, fewer conflicts between customary and legal rights, and agreed...
How Farm Policies Can Help Protect Our Soils
Only time will tell if governments will design agricultural policies in a way that protects our soils and supports farmers in their efforts to do the same.
Soil Proof: The Plan to Quantify Regenerative Agriculture
With the 1,000 Farm Initiative, Jonathan Lundgren will spend the next 10 years studying the potential to draw carbon into the soil and bring life back to farm fields.
On verge of record drought, East Africa grapples with new climate normal
In November 2021, scientists at the Famine Early Warning System Network sent out a warning that an unprecedented drought in the Horn of Africa was imminent if poor seasonal rainfall…
Joining hands for a Globally Sustainable Future: Agroforestry Regeneration Communities
Agroforestry is the low hanging fruit of regenerative agriculture. Agroforestry community benefits include economic opportunities, food security, nutrition and climate change resilience.
Biden’s $27 billion bet on forests
The president’s Build Back Better proposal could be a game changer for US forests.
Poor soil health is a national security threat
SOIL should be politically recognised as a ‘strategic asset’, as its ability to produce food underpins peace and civil stability.
Raw Roots Turmeric brings fresh, natural herbs to Columbia
Every Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon, Ranjana Hans operates the Raw Roots Turmeric stand at the Columbia Farmers Market. She sells a variety of products from tea to syrup, all made from three herbs...
New organization aims to be “connector” to scale regenerative agriculture
Great Plains Regeneration to focus on helping region’s farmers build soil health, develop markets for regenerative agriculture products, revive rural communities
A Malawian farmer visiting the US wants to know: ‘Why not do more on the climate crisis?’
New documentary The Ants and the Grasshopper follows Anita Chitaya’s journey from her drought-hit village to meet farmers and politicians in the US
Does Syntropic Agriculture Work in all Climates?
Syntropic Agriculture is something which allows humans to use the exact same function in an organised way to achieve the full potential of nature, as in FULL POTENTIAL! What I mean by this is that...
Land as teacher: understanding Indigenous land-based education
Indigenous land-based education has implications for science, culture, politics, language, environmental stewardship, land rights, reconciliation—and the future of the planet.
The energy to stay: Senegal’s village of women
In northeast Senegal, the Sahara Desert is encroaching and the men are emigrating. But a group of women have pooled their resources and sought out new farming methods to save their villages.
Agroforestry is ‘win win’ for bees and crops, study shows
Planting woody plant species alongside crops could double the number of insect pollinators helping farmers produce food, new research has demonstrated for the first time.