Asia Plantation Capital welcomes the UN’s recognition of Agroforestry as essential to global green development. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has actually required Agroforestry and Agriculture to be scaled as much as address food shortage and help satisfy the challenge of environment modification.
The diversification among crops of plantation trees with intercropping of fruit, veggie and other resource & consumable crops is seen as an useful step to use land, keep and enhance soil nutrition, boost food supply and help address rural poverty, poor nutrition and regional financial development. These sensible words at the Third Global Conference on Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Security and Environment Change held recently in Johannesburg, were welcomed by Asia Plantation Capital.
Barry Rawlinson, CEO of Asia Plantation Capital, commented how “at Asia Plantation Capital we whole heartedly support this UN backed initiative. As a professional plantation business operating in some economically challenged backwoods throughout Southeast Asia we have actively sort-out viable intercropping and supplemental food production opportunities. In Northeast Thailand for example banana features heavily as an intercrop throughout the early life of both Teak and Aquilaria tree plantations, and we likewise motivate our local plantation supervisors to grow vegetable and salad crops for their own and relations requirements.”.
This crucial occasion was organised collectively by the Governments of South Africa and the Netherlands and partly funded by the World Bank and the UN FAO. Influential institutions representing a global method to increase climate-smart and sustainable farming practices, as well as to fuel green development.
Natural Resource Management is a core concern for Asia Plantation Capital. Their internal knowledge not only covers plantation management & forestry skills on their developed operations in Thailand & Sri Lanka, with their growth into other countries they have actually added in-house forest auditing and are in negotiation with strategic universities to expand their Forestry R&D Partnerships into broader research study on the economic benefits and social impact of agroforestry.
“We have actually seen how our technique of grouping speciality plantations into clusters has actually offered a far higher financial improvement to regional communities than the previous practice of spreading operations across a far larger area. It is now our intention to determine this positive impact so we can share credible understanding of social & economic changes & benefits with our own stakeholders, academia and the larger green growth community, in addition to to get more information ourselves and fine-tune our practices and method as necessary” specified Barry Rawlinson.
Sustainability is recognised as a really complicated subject. With the agriculture and agroforestry sectors it is the flow and exchange of knowledge by downscaling worldwide environment designs and integrating this with grassroots knowledge and expertise that is widely accepted as one of the fundamental building blocks in the formation of constructive development recommendations and policies. Asia Plantation Capital sees their organisation as embedded in this useful worldwide proces.
Barry Rawlinson, CEO of Asia Plantation Capital, commented how “at Asia Plantation Capital we whole heartedly support this UN backed initiative. In Northeast Thailand for example banana includes greatly as an intercrop throughout the early life of both Teak and Aquilaria tree plantations, and we also encourage our local plantation managers to grow veggie and salad crops for their own and extended family needs.”.
Asia Plantation Capital sees their organisation as embedded in this constructive worldwide process