Ripples Farms is an Agribusiness Accelerator Training Lab. It offers training to farmers to move, offering skills. Ripples Farms is about growing new leaders in agriculture, next generation leaders who have knowledge of agriculture, but are also environmentally consciousness; combining business acumen with sustainability, eco-friendly competitive profitable, farming fit for the next generation.
Ripples Farms Labs will train farmers to move from subsistence farming practices to competitive farming for profit. Using old tested methods and new thinking, and eco-friendly high - yielding practices Ripples Farms Lab works with the youth and women to lifting whole communities out of poverty through profitable, sustainable, eco-friendly farming.
Agroforestry is the intentional integration of trees and shrubs into crop and animal farming systems to create environmental, economic, and social benefits. (Ref:USDA).
Silvopasture, Alley cropping, Forest farming being some of Agroforestry farming systems, while Forest buffers and Windbreaks, are some of the practices.
Permaculture is a system of agricultural and social design principles that mimic around patterns and features observed in natural ecosystems.
Permaculture principles mimic nature and we can find this in all aspects of life from agriculture to building our homes in tune with nature.
While methods and practices of Permaculture may differ from country to country and continent to continent for environmental and weather differences, the basic foundations remain the same and by applying these guiding principles daily you become more in tune with and less destructive to nature
This approach guides us to mimic the patterns and relationships we can find in nature and can be applied to all aspects of human habitation, from agriculture to ecological building.