What is Regenerative Farming? A South African Example.

South Africa, Regenerative Agricultuure

Jurgen Johannes Streichter is a grain farmer in South Africa’s southern Cape and which lies within the Gouritz Biosphere Region where we are currently engaged in various projects. Jurgen started  converting from conventional farming practices, which includes the tilling of soil, towards conservation agriculture as early as the 1980’s. He did this for various reasons […]

A Visit to Our South Africa Project

South Africa Spekboom

Last week I was in South Africa with our corporate partner and the local team as our nature-based project in the Gouritz Cluster Biosphere Reserve (GCBR) enters Phase 2.  Phase 1 evaluated the opportunity for conservation agriculture, Spekboomveld restoration, wetland protection and management, Resnosterveld management, and invasive plant to biochar (charcoal) conversion. The two questions […]

Achieving Landscape-scale Ecological Restoration

If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. African proverb We need to go a long way, we need to go together; and, as the recent COP26 confirmed – with a sense of urgency. We have to quickly find a way to change; to increase awareness about […]

A Lay (Wo)Man’s take on Nature-Based Solutions

As the Creative Advisor to Nature For Justice and not as an experienced environmentalist means that I am well positioned to see where new concepts that are being talked about may need a little unpacking for the rest of us. In order to understand the concepts that Nature For Justice is working with I had […]

Commercializing Indigenous Plants in a Climate Impacted World

My passion is the sustainable commercialisation of Southern African indigenous plant resources to generate positive social, economic and environmental benefits. When the Southern African Natural Products Trade Association (SANProTA) was formed in 2000 there were no organisations supporting and representing the sector for producers of baobab fruit or marula oil. PhytoTrade Africa, as the association […]