15319Re: [fukuoka_farming] "STRATEGY TO COPE WITH FLUCTUATIONS IN COMMODITY PRICES IN ORDER TO GAIN HUGE PROFITS"
- May 17, 2013Hi Alan,
You're right, how can carbon savings be calculated?
I have stopped calculating because it is like imposing quotas or limits or
deadlines. For example I consider it a lack of humility to plant seeds and
then expect immediate returns from weakened crops trying to survive in the
unnatural surroundings we put them in. NF requires abandoning conventional
goals such as having a bumper crop in the first year or making a profit.
I was having this conversation with loved ones around me who said that my
natural farming can never feed the world because not everybody has land to
plant to a few crops, and besides revenue from my cultivation could never
buy me an internet subscription, etc.. There I was listening to them and
thinking that the hardest thing to change is a mindset.
Many times I think of hunter-gatherer tribes that still exist in the world
today and how they do not have the hoarding habit we have. They take from
nature what they can eat and eat what they can take. They have no fears of
Nature ever failing to feed them. Sometimes I wonder why people like us who
can send men into space cannot feed all the world's inhabitants.
Have a nice day.
2013/5/17 Alan Sloan <alan851603@...>
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> Im not a specialist lawyer or trader, and the following may be incorrect,
> but my current understanding is that:
> Technically, or theoretically, if Natural Farmers were able (individually
> or collectively) to convert large enough areas from tillage to non/tillage,
> Carbon would be sequestered.
> If that Carbon saving is certified by a recognised body, it is my
> understanding that trade able credits could be created.
> Unless a large area is involved it is unlikely that any revenue created
> would exceed the cost of certification. If I am correct (and I'm not at all
> sure I am) it may be possible to establish a register of established NF
> systems on a cooperative basis to generate revenue. I am not even sure that
> it would be possible to calculate the carbon savings on a large number if
> different plots.
> On 17 May 2013, at 07:35, Ruthie Aquino <ruthieaquino1@...> wrote:
> > Greetings,
> > I don't think your concerns are those of natural farming, even if we do
> > not to suffer losses.
> > Good luck to you.
> > RUTHIE
> > 2013/5/17 Santos Santos <santos_santos1978@...>
> >> **
> >> Regards,
> >> Land management
> >> in the form of farming provides much risk of loss. Forms such losses
> >> primarily
> >> due to face the ups and downs of commodity prices. It is important for
> >> agriculture and forestry watchdog discuss a real concept in addressing
> >> problem. As a result of these price fluctuations forming the fears of
> >> farmers
> >> and investors doing business in agriculture, fisheries, farming, and
> >> forestry.
> >> I want to show you a concept, method, and the real application to be
> >> discussed
> >> by the members of this group, namely: a strategy to cope with
> >> in
> >> commodity prices in order to gain huge profits through regulation of
> >> production
> >> and composition of plants on farms in agriculture, fisheries,
> >> and
> >> forestry.
> >> Link:http://staff.unila.ac.id/rudihilmanto/
> >> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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