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Introduction to Permaculture
Transcript of Introduction to Permaculture
Permaculture is the design and maintenance of sustainable urban and rural human environments which have the productivity, diversity, stability, and strength of natural ecosystems. It is a holistic design system for creating harmonic integrations between nature and people for mutual benefit. (KIAE) permanent + agriculture
permanent + culture
=permaculture August 2003 March 2005 Key Points: holistic design process
appropriate in any context
makes use of locally available resources
based on the principles of ecology; "you don't have a snail problem, you have a duck deficiency" 3 guiding ethics: Earth Care: care for the earth and all of its living systems
People Care: care for yourself and others (individuals, families, and communities)
Fair Share: be fair: take, have, and use only what you need, and when there is surplus, give to others and recycle resources back into the system the fastest growing grassroots movement in the world an introduction to Climate Change
Disaster risk reduction Economic development
Health & Nutrition
Transportation Permaculture programming yields cross-cutting, integrated solutions: Kusamala Institute of Agriculture & Ecology demonstration, training, consulting, research capacity building, using local resources IMPACTS- SO FAR.... First M&E conducted by PhD candidate found PC farmers:
had fewer occasions in which food was scarce
experienced less worry about food scarcity
on average,consumed a more diverse diet than the control group innovative, sustainable, replicable lasts up to 50 years
deep rooted (water retention)
stabilising banks (reduces soil erosion)
can be replicated within villages
widely used in global fragrance industry Femisa Vetiver Grass System Rice Husk Ash as a Road Stabilizing Material
Stone dust added to murrum
PROBASE soil evaluation
Makerere Termite Saliva Permaculture is not about one element, but a system of integrated elements in a design which work harmoniously with the natural environment PRI- Vietnam Productive Rural Infrastructure
Agriculture- income generation/access to markets
Defining three pilot projects- feasibility studies- inception phase RAP- Nepal 5,748 ‘live’ demonstrations- horticulture/intensive zone 1
training staff- Kusamala- spread into villages
Integration of:Bitter Gourd, Vegetable production, Akabare Chili Sapling, Cardamom, Ginger, fruits, livestock Permaculture & IMC A hobby versus the fastest growing international grass roots movement
A design tool for us to use
Gender & Climate Change An Agricultural Perspective
Growing Food Crisis
Responses: Gordon Conway's One Billion Hungry: Can We Feed the World? The Donors DFID
refocus on agriculture
recognition of permaculture
The Development Banks
innovate! Entry Points for IMC Transport & Market Access
Our country presence
……Permaculture Approach – a USP?