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"Natural
agriculture
is smooth
and light
and brings
us back
to the
roots."

Masanobu Fukuoka

GREEN BELT

SOUTHERN EUROPE


Masanobu FukuokaHumans make the desert turn green

The Japanese farmer and philosopher Masanobu Fukuoka revolutionizes agriculture. For half a century he does not plow his fields, does not fight the weeds or cut the trees, works without herbicides and uses no artificial fertilizers. He does not sow in neat rows, but distributes the seeds broadly on the soil. His harvests are rich, his soil is thoroughly healthy and flora and fauna are of sumptuous varieties.

He spread his message in the whole world . In Somalia he helped native farmers to reconvert their dried up country into green fields. In India he opened a perspective to the poorest farmer by his method to operate with simplest means agriculture - completely in the spirit of Gandhi.

1988, today 86 - year old Masanobu Fukuoka received the Magsasay price (the Nobel peace prize in the far east) for his world-wide contribution to the well-being of mankind . In the last 20 years he applied his method with the greening of desert areas. In Thailand, the Philippines, India and Africa he transformed smaller devastated areas into varied and green landscapes . The first larger-scale experiment took place in March ' 98 in Greece.


Video documentation

A movie about the project " green belt south Europe " and about Masanobu Fukuoka is in work. A video version is soon available from Crystal Lake video, Amsterdam

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