I have recently begun working for a charity that focuses on promoting and bringing Inga Alley Cropping to local farmers in Rainforests who employ destructive slash and burn farming practices. This alleviates poverty but also helps keep the rainforests intact, protecting our environment. They can even renew the nutrients in the soil.
The Inga tree is planted, once grown the leaves block the sun, killing all the weeds below. The leaves are then cut and allowed to fall to the ground. This creates mulch which gives vital nutrients to the ground; that can be used for planting cash crops such as maize.
Their most recent project in Cameroon will also help to reduce the illegal hunting of wild animals in Korup National Park by offering pig farming as an alternative. This combines well with Inga Alley Cropping as many of the by-products can be used as pig feed; which means they will not have to outsource the pig feed themselves.
We have a crowd funder campaign in process and very little time to meet our target. Any donation would be greatly appreciated. For more information please follow the link below.