Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Sustainable Agricultural Systems

I will try to briefly explain the sector we are assigned to. As you can see it is called sustainable agricultural systems. We are working with the farmers to implement more sustainable farming techniques. Sometimes, the way they do things gets the job done but it is not leaving the land in very good condition for future generations or even for the next planting season sometimes. We are working with them on soil conservation, organic fertilizers, different techniques for farming rice, green manures, agroforestry systems, reforestation, etc. Some of the crops they have include rice, corn, yuca (cassava), cilantro, parsley, bananas, plantains, oranges, marañon curassow, beans, mangos, papaya, and so many more.

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