The Poultry-Centered Regenerative Agroforestry system is designed on the basis of a larger set of system principles.
These regenerative agriculture principles will guide our engineering process and the step-by-step deployment of operations from the start.
These principles ensure that our system will be:
• Promotes healthy local economies, is socially diverse and ecologically balanced by design, yet not outside of the market demands and main support systems.
• Meets current food and nutrition needs without compromising the ability of the system to meet the needs of future generations.
• Relies primarily on naturally occurring bio-physical-chemical processes for energy (nutrient) transformation and efficiency as the basis for the optimization of economic returns and wealth building.
• The System’s design and local blueprint supports natural eco-geo-evolutionary processes and adaptation (native species, biomes, etc.), is economically agile and flexible, and socially diverse to balance ideas, strategies and cultures with future needs as a way to absorb shock (mainly social and climate related). If a system is resilient it is sustainable, the opposite is not necessarily true.
• Supports the health of all farmers, workers and consumers in the chain.
• Accounts for the public health impacts across the entire lifecycle of products.
• Promotes equitable access to affordable food that is culturally appropriate.
• Pays fair prices for farmers and fair wages for workers.
• Promotes democratically run organizational structures intended to spread ownership and control of the system and inclusivity by design.
• Supports equal participation and career advancement for people throughout the different parts of the system.
• Provides opportunities for farmers, workers and consumers to gain knowledge necessary to understand how food is produced, transformed, distributed, marketed, consumed and disposed of.
• Empowers farmers and workers.