Ernst Gotsch

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Ernst Götsch is a Swiss farmer and researcher.[1]

Gotsch's work in Latin America on models of agroforestry has led to conversion of large tracts of degraded land into productive and diverse agroforests.[2][3] He has developed a new technique of rapid recovery of poor soils by imitating existing patterns in nature in which carefully selected species of plants - a consortium of species - are placed at a given spacing and orientation, introduced in a predetermined sequence, and are heavily pruned during their growth period at regular intervals. In the space of a few years he has converted over 1200 acres of degraded land in Brazil into a productive rainforest producing cacao among other things.[4] His students and some corporate are now implementing the same techniques combining commercial and ecological interests.


  1. ^ "116 Organizations Creating a Sustainable Global Food System". Eco Watch. Retrieved 23 May 2016.
  2. ^ Gardner, Jordan. "Interview with Dayana Andrade and Felipe Pasini of Life in Syntropy". The environmental film Festival at Yale. Archived from the original on 8 May 2016. Retrieved 23 May 2016.
  3. ^ Pittet, Jennifer. "A Farmer Turns Wasteland into Rainforest". Farm Radio International. Retrieved 23 May 2016.
  4. ^ Grover, Sami. "This might be the coolest photo of a farm you'll ever see". Treehugger. Retrieved 23 May 2016.

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