Permaculture or 'permanent agriculture' mimics natural ecosystems in order to create economically and environmentally sustainable agriculture. During this course the renowned permaculture instructor Warren Brush will teach NGO professionals how to use sustainable farming techniques to maximise their development work.
Across East Africa resources are scarce and the problems of deforestation, soil erosion and lack of water are compounded by increasingly severe impacts of climate change. Furthermore much of the population lacks the knowledge or training to combat these threats leaving smallholder farmers exposed to food insecurity and rising inflation.
This course is designed to teach NGO workers how to use permaculture systems to combat these threats in their work across East Africa and beyond. Students will leave the course knowing how to implement nutrient and water recycling techniques to maximise yields in their farming projects across the region.
Through permaculture the people of East Africa can work with nature to ensure long term food security for themselves and their communities whilst conserving their natural environment.