Transforming Lives and Landscapes--the Inga Tree Model
Tropical ecologist Mike Hands developed Inga Alley Cropping after 20 years of collaborative research and trials with Cambridge University and Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. He founded the Inga Foundation in 2007 after two independent evaluations of the project as “excellent” and started the 10-year program in Honduras in 2012 to create landscape level change with families (now 300+). He lives in Cornwall, UK, spending 5 months a year in Honduras.
The Inga Tree Model--- showing INGA ALLEY CROPPING--for food security, improved nutrition, saving rainforests, protecting water sources, improving soil, and sequestering carbon--a regenerative farming system which replaces slash and burn--scalable and replicable to the entire tropics (scientifically-proven and bottom-up).