Ernst Gotsch – Agricultura que cria recursos em vez de explorá-los
Millions Against Monsanto by OrganicConsumers.org
Brazilian farmer Ernst Gotsch bought 1,200 acres of completely deforested land on the edge of the rainforest in 1984. Check out our video of the week to see how he worked with nature to transform the land into an incredibly biodiverse working farm capable of feeding people and reversing climate change through sequestering carbon:
Publicado em 29 de dez de 2012
Projeto Agenda Gotsch acompanha implantação de sistemas agroflorestais em duas areas segundo os métodos do agricultor Ernst Gotsch.
Agenda Gotsch Project follows implementation of agroforestry systems in two areas according to the methods of the farmer Ernst Gotsch.
Publicado em 15 de fev de 2013
In mid-2007 we went to Bahia to see the work of the farmer and researcher Ernst Gotsch. The young man from Switzerland who believed that Brazil was the country of his dreams was established in an area of degraded land in the southern state the early 1980s. Since then began a systematic recovery of soil and vegetation. Today 30 years after his farm is considered one of the most fertile and biodiverse region. Ernst developed a method of planting and management that seeks to imitate the processes of natural succession of species occurring in forests. His goal, as well as natural environments is to increase the quantity and quality of life in all its forms. As a result we see what we call agroforestry, a system that combines agricultural crops and forest ecosystem bringing benefits pro and pro producer. After a few days on the farm we traveled to get to know farmers who, having contact with the work of Ernst have improved the quality of life for their families through Agroforestry. In the district of Henry Itiúba know that with the help of his wife and six children managed to restructure the forest site productively and make it their main source of income. Back on the road and the trail of knowledge that was disseminated, we come to Capernaum in the semi-arid region of Bahia. There we find the toolcarriers Jurandir and the interior, we have learned to live with drought through agroforestry. Once you know the work of these farmers that put theory into practice and overcome social barriers and climatic realize that instead of showing what is wrong is our willingness to go after what works, what generates and inserts the human resources in the processes of multiplication of life on the planet. Counter to conventional fashion, let’s not talk about scarcity but about ideas and most of all actions that go for plenty.