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In the Pastures of Colombia, Cows, Crops and Timber Coexist

Environment  (tags: environment, ecosystems, conservation, climatechange, humans, nature, politics, government, GoodNews, world, protection )

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As an ambitious program in Colombia demonstrates, combining grazing and agriculture with tree cultivation can coax more food from each acre, boost farmers' incomes, restore degraded landscapes, and make farmland more resilient to climate change.

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Frances Darcy (133)
Saturday March 15, 2014, 9:04 am
very interesting

Susan G (49)
Saturday March 15, 2014, 10:09 am
Great to hear for my roots are in Colombia thanks Cal

Winnie Adams (179)
Saturday March 15, 2014, 6:20 pm

Elizabeth M (65)
Saturday March 15, 2014, 9:42 pm
Flagged Spammer Aurora Stahr,
Thank You for this great article Cal. It would be great if this agroforestry would work, seems it used to many years ago.

Past Member (0)
Saturday March 15, 2014, 11:31 pm

Past Member (0)
Sunday March 16, 2014, 2:18 am
Very interesting is a change to see a forward looking farmer protecting and improving the environment good luck to him.Lets hope others will take the hint.

Sylvie A (193)
Sunday March 16, 2014, 4:39 am
C'est très intéressant.

. (0)
Sunday March 16, 2014, 7:41 am
Noted. There are a few farms in Western Ontario that have returned to natural means of farming that use similar methods.

Past Member (0)
Sunday March 16, 2014, 9:48 am
I hope that the Columbian government are following Carlos' progress with a keen interest.

Marija M (29)
Sunday March 16, 2014, 10:04 am
interesting, tks Cal

David C (129)
Sunday March 16, 2014, 1:49 pm
this is good, very good.....a wonderful way to demonstrate living together with the natural world.....thank you...spam flagged, too.

Madhu Pillai (22)
Sunday March 16, 2014, 2:03 pm

Birgit W (160)
Sunday March 16, 2014, 2:09 pm
Interesting, thank you.

Muriel Servaege (53)
Sunday March 16, 2014, 2:30 pm
Thank you, Cal. Interesting.

S S (0)
Sunday March 16, 2014, 2:58 pm
Thank you.

Kamia T (89)
Sunday March 16, 2014, 3:29 pm
Spammer flagged. Everyone around me is cutting down all their trees to supposedly graze more cattle, and think I'm crazy because I'm in the middle of planting pecan seedlings into my pastures. Cattle prefer NOT to be out in the hot sun, and quit eating when it gets to be too much for them. I like the article, because it's given me more ideas on what else to plant so that if I graze cattle or sheep, they'll have options.

Betty Kelly (4)
Sunday March 16, 2014, 3:58 pm
Good job Columbia. I hope farmers in USA will do the same.

S J (130)
Sunday March 16, 2014, 4:52 pm
noted, thanks Cal

Julie W (32)
Monday March 17, 2014, 3:46 am
This is basically permaculture at its best. Not really new, but good ideas take a long time to reach those who need them.

Sylvie A (193)
Monday March 17, 2014, 4:03 am
Notée. Merci.

Ruth C (87)
Monday March 17, 2014, 7:31 am
I like to see animals in the field happy, not in a slaughterhouse being mistreated and then killed!
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