Are the outcomes that are vital for the survival of mankind achievable in an era of global warming?
Project implemented: 4 March 2016
The goal for this project is to make the Scotdesco Aboriginal Community self sufficient and no longer reliant on Government welfare for the future of its members.
UN says unless the world addresses the issue of declining soils, there are just 60 more growing seasons left so production from the World’s farms needs to grow at a headlong pace over the coming decades to accommodate the perfect storm of the global population reaching 10 billion people by the year 2050.
As rising populations and growing incomes drive consumption for the land based produce of meat and grain, demand for farm produce is set to rise exponentially from 70% to 110% between 2005 and 2050. Usable land however, is expected to barely increase at all.
The goal therefore is to address the issue of the World having sufficient land to grow enough to feed 10 billion people by the year 2050 by implementing the Greening the Earth Program for regenerative agriculture on a broad global scale to simultaneously reverse the effects of climate change for a better World in a way that successfully addresses nearly all of the 17 SDGs.
Australia is the driest inhabited continent in the world with 70% either arid or semi-arid land, receiving 250 mm – 350 mm of rainfall a year – or less. About 81% of Australia is broadly defined as rangelands, known to most Australians as ‘The Outback’ - home to many of Australia’s Indigenous peoples - that is culturally important for most Australians. In contrast to countries like Singapore which has a population density of around 7,800 people per square kilometre, Australia has one of the lowest population densities in the world at just three people per square kilometre. The Greening the Earth agricultural system addresses the global issues of climate change and diminishing food security by identifying appropriate crop species and regenerative farming practices to: • Remediate and revitalise marginal, under-performing and salinity and drought stricken farmland; • Restore the natural capital of the land; improve farmland productivity and quality, land yields and increase land values; • Produce valuable crops that can be milled for quality food for consumption by humans and livestock; • Overcome soil erosion and desertification and restore the natural habitat for native flora and fauna; and • Requires nil or minimal water, limited irrigation, marginal tending and no synthetic fertiliser. Profits are derived from a flywheel of beneficial consequences such as the creation of accredited carbon offset; feedstock processed for high protein powders and flour (HPP) and saltbush feed pellets (SLP) for livestock - that generate a plethora of down-stream jobs and business opportunities in addition to a range of flow-on social, emotional and environmental benefits for the nation as a whole – but especially for rural and Aboriginal communities where employment opportunities are scarce and the consequential reliance on Government welfare systems is intense.
Research conducted with universities of Tasmania and Arizona (USA) results in publication of peer reviewed scientific papers.
Successful trial plots in Vic., Tas., SA, Southern Europe, the USA, Mexico, Chile, Africa, Middle East, Central Asia, China.
Land control exercise by leasehold, freehold and/or partnership land.
Conduct planting and harvesting. Engage local landholders for contract work on their own land. Guarantee offtake.
Feedstock transported to processing plant for milling as high protein flour and livestock pellets. Locals profit.
Increase in employment opportunities at Scotdesco
Greening the Earth is a commercial, profitable and sustainable agricultural solution that conserves the natural capital of the land and optimises productivity for farmland and marginal and under-performing landscape to reverse the effect of climate change and address the global problem of diminishing food security.