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February 23rd, 2018 / The Namibian

The San community living in the Nyae Nyae Conservancy and Community Forest has embarked on an initiative to pioneer new farming techniques in efforts to enhance food security.

The community, according to a media statement issued last week by the Nyae Nyae Development Foundation, has been expanding its agricultural activities to include a broader, permaculture-based approach.

‘Permaculture’ is the conjoining of the words permanent and agriculture and is about learning to work with nature instead of against it in order to develop a sustainable ecosystem.

It offers practical methods to increase food productivity, positively affect the environment and reduce energy consumption, while improving understanding of the natural functioning of ecosystems and the role of humans within them. Read more