The goals of the registered society: Statutes

Sustainable Agriculture
Economical Independence
The first project of the Naritaba Foundation in Jambur, Gambia - project start 2017:

You can see the shoot of a former stump.
This is a good sign, the soil is alive.
Under the ground is an intact root plant.
Around the garden are many trees.
This is a great starting point for the project.

Foliage is on the ground, dry grasses are present.
They are valuable biological material to make compost.
Most people in this area have never heard of this word.
NARITABA FOUNDATION will spread the knowledge about the nature of compost.
Anyone who has understood how important compost for the garden is will never again burn leaves.

There is a well.
The water is low down, just enough for a day.
It is planned, to build a small dam and a small pond.
They will increase the water level in the garden.
With the first compost, the first meal will be ready in a few weeks.
A fence will keep away the animals from the first shoots.



NARITABA FOUNDATION will not be guided by this:

Foods from monocultures contain fewer vitamins and minerals.
The one-sidedness attracts pests. Therefore, toxins are used.
Automation creates new dependencies.







Will be guided by already successful projects:
  South Ethiopia turned into a paradise in 10 years - Tony Rinaudo
  Tony Rinaudo has discovered something that is more important than many billions of euros in development aid:

His method: not plant new trees, but let the existing trees grow. Give the little branches a chance. Help the tree focus on few strong shoots. Every 2 to 6 months the small side shoots cut up to a maximum of half the height, let grow up. This makes the trees shoot up and makes the trunk stronger. Keep animals away in the first 6 to 12 months. The whole forest is recovering in a very short time.
A guide: How to do FMNR (3:40)

With FMNR (Farmed Managed Natural Regeneration), yields are doubled after one or two years.
This is the case with the neighbors. This method has already been applied successfully in several countries.
Areas where FMNR is operated are no longer dependent on food aid.
Tony Rinaudo talks about FMNR: Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration - World Vision Australia (3:49)
  Harvest the whole year - Paul Kaiser
  Paul Kaiser is a successful farmer in California. He reaps up to 7 times a year.
He has also shown in Gambia that it is possible: Without tractor. Without plow. Without agricultural technology. Without chemistry.

His method:
       - leave the land alone (never dig the whole floor)
       - As many different types as possible
       - Leave living plants in the soil (roots remain in soil, rest comes to compost)
       - Protect the earth continually (cover with compost and other organic material)

With the help of a Tube system, the roots of the plants are directly moistened. At the beginning 2 x per week 3 hours. After a few years, twice a week for 20 minutes. The water comes where it is needed. It takes 10 times less water. The top soil layer of 30 cm should contain as much water as possible. A living soil stores water and makes it available to the plants when they need it.

Roots remain in the soil. You do not need to weed more weeds. The field is not processed at all, the nutrients remain at the surface. The soil lives, the underground animals are supplied with what they need. The soil is also soft and fertile at a greater depth. After the harvest, the leaves of the plants are cut to the ground. The roots remain as a food source for the microbes in the soil. The rest lands on the compost.

There is a greenhouse for new seedlings. The seedlings are planted in compost. You can grow a whole month in peace. Only then are they transferred. This accelerates its start and increases the survival rate on the field. The garden is surrounded by trees, bushes, hedges and flowers. The hedges maintain the temperature in the garden constant, donate shelter and food. Plants, animals and insects, all here find a home.
Paul Kaiser tells of his method: Singing frogs (4:15) Es gibt ein Gewächshaus für neue Setzlinge. Die Setzlinge werden in Kompost gepflanzt. Sie dürfen einen ganzen Monat in Ruhe wachsen. Erst dann werden sie versetzt. Das beschleunigt ihren Start und erhöht die Überlebensrate auf dem Feld.
  Permaculture - Geoff Lawton
  His applied ecological understanding is to be an orientation to us. Plants relate their vitality from the sun, water and soil. Microorganisms donate nitrates and get carbon from the plants. Geoff Lawton has founded a Permaculture Reasearch Institute in Australia and has already trained 15,000 students around the world in permaculture ...

Perfect compost in 18 days: A compost heap (1m x 1m x 1m) consists of hay, foliage, twigs, bark, a bit of greenery, natural fertilizer and various bacteria. Make the heap airy and loose, the small microorganisms need a bit of air to form nitrates. After four days, the inner part of the pile has become hot. A temperature around 60 degrees is a good sign. Then the heap is repainted: what was outside comes inside, which was inside, comes outwards. From now on every 2 days. After 18 days, the compost is ready. The pile has almost become smaller, it smells good and has become much thinner. The microorganisms have turned the ingredients into the best fertilizer that exists: Living Earth. A compost heap is enough to produce food for a person for a whole year. Always distribute the compost strategically and well, ie directly to the plants.
In 18 days to the perfect compost heap: How to cook quality compost (26:57)

A garden in a few weeks: Imitate a healthy forest floor: spread the natural fertilizer on the floor, put the cardboard over it and then cover the ground with hay and foliage. Then make holes and pour in the compost. Finally, plant the seedlings on top of the compost. Never stand on the garden earth, the ground should be airy, loose and soft.
After 4, 5 weeks, the first meal is ready. How to Build an Instant Garden (7:55)

Dams lift the water level and supply the soil with moisture. A dam is a long moat that follows a natural ground defiance. On its lower side, the raised earth lands. The water is stopped, pulls into the airier earth and seeps down slowly.
If dams are combined, natural sources are revealed. Swales on Contour (5:50)

Plan and build a food-forest; The entire ecosystem. Tall trees provide shade, smaller trees provide food. Ground plants cover the whole earth. Each plant, which remains on the ground, strengthens the protective plant cover and is therefore an enrichment.
A Food Forest in 5 Years: 7 Food Forests in 7 Minutes with Geoff Lawton (7:02)