Establishment & implementation of fertility management practices and soil conservation mesures in two plantations.

Plantation Herstelling:

Context

  • Old Dutch plantation, more than 100 years of natural growth.
  • Integrate planting to natural forest to save native trees.
  • Weed control and water retention through mulching.
  • Shade regulation trough selective pruning.
  • Fertilization through microbial soil amendements.
  • Identification of alternative cash-crops and NTFP.
  • Capacitiy building of indigenous communities.
  • Projected reduction of plot maintenance costs by 32%.
  • Drained gleysoil.


Plantation Blackwater:

Context

  • Degraded peatlands (+20years cultivation).
  • Fluctuating salt water levels.
  • Dam maintenance and reparations.
  • Extreme acidity and poor nutrient levels.
  • Peat moss (up to 1m high) and trenches.
  • Identification of alternative cash-crops and NTFP.
  • Cooperating with indigenous communities.
  • Design and implementation of paludiculture agroforestry plot.