Natural Farming

How to make Seed Balls on YouTube Video

If you want to get an idea of the natural fertility of the Earth, take a walk to the wild mountainside sometime and look at the giant trees that grow without fertilizer and without cultivation. The fertility of nature, as it is, is beyond reach of the imagination.

seed balls in Peru. "Drop seeds, not bombs." on YouTube Video

His four principles are:

No cultivation – not tilling the soil avoids injuries to it, and its denizens, that reduce production

No chemical fertilizers, or even prepared compost – plants and animals that make the soil are allowed to do it naturally

No weeding by hoeing or herbicide – use the weeds and only control them when needed by natural means or cutting

No use of chemicals – insects and weeds, diseases and pests have natural controls that should be allowed to operate.

An urgent call for sustainable agriculture Without an iota of doubt, sustainable
agriculture is the liberating force that will unfetter the farmers from the vicious cycle of poverty. It is that farming paradigm that cultivates not only the land, but also the human spirit, to nurture principles and values worthy to be true stewards of God’s creation.more

Natural Farming on YouTube Video

Natfamco promotes natural farming

Natfamco has adopted the Korean natural farming system founded by Dr. Cho Han Kyu in the 1960s. According to Espina, Dr. Cho introduced an alternative way of farming that assures both high yield and good quality that are chemical-free. Davao-based Andry Lim, who was trained by Dr. Cho, shared that knowledge with thousands of farmers across the country.

Dr. Cho’s natural farming method is practiced in underdeveloped countries and communities as livelihood to improve their living. Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines, Mongolia, Congo, and Tanzania are some of the active countries that practice natural farming.

"The Fukuoka Method" on YouTube Video

 “Supply is quite limited because not all players
 have shifted to this industry. But there is a huge 

market out there that remains untapped,”

Espina said they hope to attract more landowners in Cebu to engage in

natural farming because agri-business is a lucrative venture. 

He said the reason natural-grown products are expensive than those 

that are commercially grown is because only a few players are serving 

the huge market.. 

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August 17. 2013 11:42PM
MARY ESCH Associated Press 
Masanobu Fukuoka (1913-2008)

Masanobu Fukuoka, the Japanese farmer/philosopher from Shikoku Island, and author of The One-Straw Revolution, passed away on August 16, 2008 at the age of 95. He continued to farm and give lectures until just a few years before his death. more


Yoshikazu Kawaguchi’s Natural Farming Method

 Nature farming is a concept that was conceived by Mokichi Okada (1882-1955) in Japan. It was on January 1, 1935 that he shared with the world his vision of the creation of a new civilization. His idea for this new civilization was that it should not be specific to one region or ethnic group, but must bring permanent peace and happiness to all human beings all across the world. 

Mr. Okada, in his life’s work, was able to identify medicine, agriculture, and art as the three areas of major significance in the building of a new civilization. Nature farming has evolved from this work that Mr. Okada left behind for us to complete.

Natural Farming for the Advanced Student on YouTube Video

Nature Farming is the main ecological farming system in Japan. More recently Nature Farming has received increased attention in the United States for its emphasis on food quality and soil health.

An outgrowth of Nature Farming is the development of a special culture of beneficial microorganisms known as Effective Microorganisms, or EM, which are used as an innoculant to promote healthy soils, treat livestock odors, and compost food wastes as one part of a holistic system.

Nature Farming is a natural farming system first advocated in 1935 by Mokichi Okada (1882-1955), a Japanese philosopher and holistic health advocate, as an alternative to modern chemical farming practices. Nature Farming parallels organic farming in many ways. Both systems advocate soil quality as the fundamental basis for healthy crops and healthy people. Nature Farming differs from other organic agriculture systems primarily in its philosophical origin, and amongst some branches of the movement, for its adoption of Effective Microorganisms as a tool in promoting healthy, productive soils managed with organic amendments.

Nature Farming encompasses five requirements:

1. It must produce high quality food to enhance human health.

2. It must be economically and spiritually beneficial to both farmers and consumers.

3. It must be sustainable and easily applied.

4. It must conform to nature and protect the environment.

5. It must produce enough food for the world population.  more