Nature in Harmony
According to United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today called on countries to boost efforts to promote Agroforestry, a practice involving the combination of trees with crop or livestock production, stressing it can help millions of people escape poverty and prevent environmental degradation, making it crucial to ensure food security in the future.
According to Wikipedia Agroforestry is a land use management system in which trees or shrubs are grown around or among crops or pastureland. This intentional combination of agriculture and forestry has varied benefits, including increased biodiversity and reduced erosion. Agroforestry practices have been successful in sub-Saharan Africa and in parts of the United States.
Premia’s main objective is sustainability and Agroforestry is also top of our list. It’s heartbreaking and devastating to cut trees down for agricultural for our over populated planet or to graze cattle for beef production, not to mention waste of massive amount of water for sustaining such an endeavor, Permia stand with environment and the earth for generations to come, for that reason we have 2 tree planting programs.
As world population increases, the need for more productive and sustainable use of the land becomes more urgent. According to the United Nations, more than 7 billion people populated the Earth in 2011 and this number is expected to go up to 9.3 billion by the mid-century. To meet the demand for food by 2050, production will have to increase by over 60%. These figures, coupled with current problems borne out of past and existing non-sustainable land use practices, provide the case for changing the way we manage lands and our production of agricultural and tree goods.
Our first Commitment is to set aside 26 acres of land only for this purpose, we also add 12 greenhouse Vaulted Adobe 20’X40′ for seedling and Vegging stages for planting it all year long and distribute for our neighboring and locals.
Our second Commitment is to plant 2 trees for every tree that has been used on land of Permia. Some old trees will be harvested for building furniture and so forth, We strictly reinforce our policy on carbon foot print.
Agroforestry combines agricultural and forestry technologies to create more productive and sustainable systems for land use. According to FAO, the Agroforestry sector is a significant source both of local commodities such as fuel wood, timber, fruit and fodder for livestock as well as global ones such as coconut, coffee, tea, rubber and gum.