Soil, Water, Humus and Micro-Organism Analysis in Piloting Agro-EcoFarming System
Philosophy of Nurturing Nature through eco-farming has been practiced at HEPA’s pilot models located in different villages (Mr. Hoang Huu Phuoc’s garden, An Linh Son farm, Cultural and Ecological village of Violak and HEPA Huyen Vi farm) based on 5 steps of landscape observation, 7 principles of landscape designing and 9 behavioral norms in landscape nurturing in order to nurture 3 fundamental values of the Ecological Home, namely: 1) Uniqueness; 2) Diversity; 3) Local knowledge. This philosophy has been initiated since 90s of the 20th century, which has proven numerous positive indicators in soil restoration and nutrient improvement, contributing to enriching the micro-organisms in soil at those farms.
In order to obtain the convincing indicators to prove that eco-farming is a sustainable cultivation method to contribute to healing the soil that has been abused and exploited under the pressure of the free market economy, the Community Entrepreneur Development Institute (CENDI), with the assistance of Hanna Hankel - an intern from the Technology University of Berlin, has initiated a program to synthesize soil samples collected from HEPA’s farms to analyze the important indicators that decide the functions, features and textures of the soil. The outputs of this program will be used as the inputs of a comparative recommendation of eco-farming vs. commercial and exploiting monocropping which has caused the global warming and climate change facing the whole planet, so that to help policy makers understand and consider eco-farming as an alternative solution to agriculture.