New paradigm

When the time changes, you cannot simply keep the old ways and adapt old systems to new situations, one on one. When horse and coach came near the end of their life cycle, a whole new approach was used. Manufactures were not constructing metal horses, but they used built in petrol engines in something that looked a bit like a coach. The only things that are left from the past are 4 wheels and the words horse power.

To tackle the problem of farming for decades ahead, we need a whole new approach. Hybridization and genetic modification are not the answer. If these methods were up to their task, they would have performed today. They have been around for decades, not performing enough to sustain life as we know it. They cannot handle the task that lies ahead. We need a new paradigm to tackle the huge problems of tomorrow.

The Solution

Rebearth however, performs better then needed for the problems of 2050 and beyond. The simplicity of Rebearth, is often “too easy” for complex scientific minds. We need to look at nature to see how it handles its business. After all, nature has done that successfully for the last millennia.

Permaculture

Mono cultures are not a natural phenomenon. Farmers, they like mono cultures, because it is easier to handle in a mechanised way. A mono cultural approach feeds about 5 to 7 people per hectare, while permaculture feeds up to 17 people per hectare of arable land. In situations of permaculture, balance is kept to the maximum. Plants support each other and cure diseases with subtle changes in chemistry. They help each other to survive, in a balanced system.

Small holder farms

Small holder farms supply over 70% of all food in the world. These farmers produce food for their family and sell something to people not in the farming business. This means, these farmers produce a wide variety of crops to suit the needs. Mono culture is absent as are many pests and crop diseases.

Because of poverty, there are very little inputs available. As soon as these modern inputs become available, mostly through NGO’s, problems are solved and yield goes up. But, after a few years results decline and the yield increases evaporate. What happened? Simply, solving problems in a modern agricultural way, gives balance to parts of the system and creates new imbalances which result in decreased yield. Simply spraying Rebearth 3 times per growing season rebalances many systems and keeps yield at a maximum. Improving seed quality and soil quality for the next seasons. Farmers need to be seed keepers to get the optimum out of the Rebearth system.