COOPEASA - COSTA RICA
Due to the fact that the Coopeassa farmers work in a rich biodiverse farming system they are also directly and indirectly preserving water: “Agroforestry helps water systems to regenerate and keep water retention’’’, Gabriela explains. The cooperative doesn’t make use of any irrigation system as they receive enough rain to cultivate their crops. Due to the fact that no residues or artificial fertilizers are being used, the water in the creeks and rivers is far better protected compared to the water supply near conventional farms. In addition, this way of working allows for a higher organic matter content in the soil, which absorbs and keeps water from flowing away’’.
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