Sustainable farming has become a familiar buzzword, but at its core it is a return to the wisdom of traditional farming. Wisdom that takes advantage of hardy local crops, builds healthy soils for maximizing productivity and yield, and utilizes locally available resources while reducing the reliance on costly agricultural inputs. In rural African where farming communities are impacted by extreme poverty, sustainable farming practices just make good sense.
At The Red Soil Project we have seen the impact that sustainable farming can have on the lives of rural small plot farmers. Since 2013 we've taught everything from the basics of composting to more elaborate fuel efficient rocket stoves and local charcoal refrigerators. The fact is knowledge of these inexpensive and accessible innovations can improve lives everyday.
We see significant potential in collaboration. This has driven us to seek out innovate farming practices being developed by African farmers. We've traveled through East and Central Africa learning from organic producers, farming schools, permaculture farms, and individual farmers to see what's proving successful for the local culture and environment.
And we don't stop at just learning about these innovations. Knowledge is a powerful tool and we have made it our mission to get it into the hands of the people that need it most, Africa's rural small plot farmers. At The Red Soil Project we collaborate with local community based organizations, and non-government organizations to effectively reach deep into rural farming communities to educate at the most grassroots level.