Originally published by: Farmsweekly
Author: Glenneis Kriel
Two decades ago, ZZ2 embarked on a journey that steered away from conventional agriculture towards a system more in tune with nature. They called this farming approach Natuurboerdery.
It is based on a set of principles aimed at economic, social and environmental sustainable agriculture, inspired by insights gained from living ecosystems.
The approach is much broader and encompassing than ‘conservation farming’, which makes use of minimum- to no-till, stubble retention and crop rotation to conserve soil health, and includes most of the components of regenerative agriculture, such as the use of mulching, compost teas and compost to build soil health.