Presented By: Roger Gietzen

Event: ECHO International Agriculture Conference 2019 (2019-11-20)

Session : Syntropic farming is a high-yield agroforestry method that also results in soil regeneration. It produces an abundance with almost zero inputs after the initial planting. Roger will discuss five example farms in Haiti in various locations in the Central Plateau region which are between 0-3 years of age. He will discuss the principles of syntropic farming, the benefits he has seen and discuss some of the technical and social challenges the work in Haiti has faced.

Presenter : Roger Gietzen’s focus is developing innovative, sustainable, holistic solutions for the rural farmers in Haiti. He has a special interest in a form of regenerative agroforestry known as syntropic agriculture, as well as the vetiver latrine
and hybrid solar dryers for food preservation.