Sustainable farming tactics

Sustainable farming tactics

SUSTAINABLE FARMING TACTICS

“At the community meeting we demonstrated powerful soil and compost techniques.”

  • Minimal soil disturbance

  • Maintain maximum coverage of the soil.

  • Use crop rotation.

  • Manage to a high standard.

The purpose of the four main principles of conservation agriculture or farming shown above is to produce optimum crop yields by maintaining and enhancing soil structures.

Where the soil is poor due to structure or microbial poverty, it can be improved using the essential principles of conservation farming. Soil fertility is determined by the level of humus in the soil.

Humus:-

  • holds and stores nutrients
  • helps absorb and store soil moisture
  • feeds and protects soil life
  • reduces erosion by binding soil particles together and encouraging infiltration
  • enhances healthy root structures
  • buffers soil temperature extremes
  • moderates and improves soil pH

EVERY MOMENT COUNTS

Nature provides life. At Feeding Futures we believe the natural components for life should be used as far as possible. For best crop yields nature provides soil, water, sunshine and oxygen. When any one of these components is disrupted because of human behaviour, the crop yields are and sustainability are adversely affected.

Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. They bless the one who receives them, and they bless you, the giver.

Feeding Futures works in partnership with Mukinyai Primary School community with the aim of achieving the highest standard of management in conservation farming. Feeding Futures happily partners with Foundations for Farming and supports their four principles for the highest standard by being:-

  • On time (e.g. sow at the right time ….)
  • At standard (e.g. accurate spacing …..)
  • Without wastage (e.g. use it, don’t throw it ….)
  • With joy (e.g. have fun and work together …..)

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By | 2018-10-08T20:03:09+00:00 March 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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