Galo and Germania live in a very small community in the Napo province of Ecuador. They have seven children and are part of a group of 12 families that are restoring the native ecosystem in their farm.
They are reintroducing various types of native trees in a twenty three-hectare stretch of forest on their farm, which is currently lacking in biodiversity. They are planting trees and shrubs that the forest needs in order to regenerate; they are tending to the plants to keep them alive.
Restore 23 hectares in the Amazon rainforest
Why is it important?
Regenerative farms are very beneficial for the environment. In this system, food is produced using permaculture and agroforestry systems, within the plants’ native forests, without damaging the ecosystem. A forestry system can then be put in place which yields no more than three or four trees per hectare. These farms can sell the organic the products that they harvest, while, at the same time, make a living by restoring the ecosystem.