Although many people may have the impression of wandering through the woods, they in fact may be inside of a forest cultivation. Both concepts should not be mixed up. In this article we want to explain the many differences that exist between a forest or woods, and a forest plantation or cultivation. They differ not only in structure and composition, but also in their effects on the environment and in the surrounding human communities.
Catalina is a passionate environmentalist and is working on her agroforestry project in Colombia. After setting up a successful small-scale organic farm in Florida, USA, she returned to her home country determined to restore an ecosystem once lost at her family’s cattle farm. We caught up with her last month to have a chat about her project, the struggles she faced working in Colombia, and the rewarding feeling of watching nature taking the reins on her farm.
In our second episode for season 2 of The Mitti Podcast, we pick up where we left with Melissa Capcha and Vanessa Bolivar, the cofounders of The Centre of Climate Innovation and Sustainability (CICS) who talk to us about many topics. What does it mean to respect heritage and tradition while combating climate change? How can Peru benefit from the massive potential of its organic waste? What are the possible applications for organic waste compost? And will organic compost ever beat synthetic fertilizers in the game of agriculture?
In our quest to find and connect with like-minded innovators, we come across loads of true devotion and commitment. Today we are offering our humble online space to shed the light on the work of a young NGO from Peru – The Centre of Climate Innovation and Sustainability (CICS). The two founders of CICS opened their door to us and took us on a tour of what they mean to bring to their community. Keep reading till the very end of our guest article today for a pleasant surprise!
Somewhere in the Hauts-de-France (North of France), Abdel, Jennifer and their family are reforging life with permaculture. Abdel does a lot of manual work which is required to turn the crops into food. Jennifer plans and organizes the markets, the deliveries and she also teaches lessons to their children. Before they started their farming adventure, there is the story of a transition…
Today we bring you a familiar voice to many sympathizers and practitioners of regenerative agriculture in Germany. Tune in to our podcast and listen to his reflections on the development of the regenerative movement in Germany, the hurdles of EU policies that challenge its growth, and Urs’ exciting upcoming projects. If you would like to know more about Urs’ work, visit his website at relavisio.de.
For years, the global agriculture system has gradually turned from a land activity to a fully industrialized process. This transformation cost us a lot in
In this edition of The Mitti Podcast, we talk to Leo Krohne, a mycophile currently doing his masters in Biotechnology at TU Berlin. As he narrates to us about his experience on how he started the journey after completing his bachelor’s degree in biotechnology, we find ourselves in awe of this world that stays hidden from us most of the time.