Speaker Bio: Keith Mikkelson is the Executive Director of Aloha House Inc., an NGO founded by Keith and his wife to help Philippine families. Aloha House is an orphanage located on an organic farm that produces food for the children, staff, and customers in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan. Keith’s book A Natural Farming System for Sustainable Agriculture in the Tropics has sold over 5,000 copies.
Abstract: The Aloha House utilizes a systems approach for producing food while learning from nature. During his plenary session, Keith will cover water catchment and water harvesting, soil microbes, and plant nutrients for the support of people’s nutritional requirements. The special tropical challenges for the development worker and smallholder indigenous farmer will also be covered.