In France, a unique form of sustainable agriculture is being practiced in the Massif Central and Périgord regions. Sarah Singla and Benoît Le Baube are two farmers who are leading the charge in conservation agriculture.
Conservation agriculture is based on three key principles: minimal soil disturbance, permanent land cover, and crop rotation. This method of farming can be done without chemical fertilizers or pesticides and instead uses organic waste to create a natural ecosystem that enriches the soil. By not plowing their fields, Singla and Le Baube have been able to reduce topsoil erosion and maintain healthier soil for future generations.
This innovative farming methodology is featured in an upcoming documentary by filmmaker Gonzalo Salazar-Simpson entitled “A Growing Revolution”. The film follows these two French farmers as they work to protect their land through conservation agriculture and aims to inspire viewers around the world to consider why it’s so important to preserve our environment for generations to come.
The documentary also demonstrates how this innovative approach to sustainable agriculture can improve food security in developing countries that lack access to modern technologies. It promises viewers an inspiring look at how traditional farming practices still have the potential to revolutionize food production on a global scale.
We invite you to experience this inspiring story of environmental stewardship when “A Growing Revolution” premieres later this year. Join us as we explore how conservation agriculture could be a powerful tool in combating climate change and promoting food equity worldwide.