The Power of Sustainable Agriculture
by Nathalie de Bruijn
At The Live Green Company we always work to make sure our ingredients come from certified farms as fair traders and that they work sustainably and eco friendly. Sustainable agriculture is one that produces food, fibers and other products of plant or animal origin in a way that prioritizes the protection of the environment, public health, human communities and animal welfare.
The Innovation of EcoQuinoa
We want to share the story of EcoQuinoa and its innovative way of cultivation. Jaime Quijada, also known as the "Tesla" of agriculture in Chile, is an agronomist at the Catholic University. When he traveled to the United States, he saw the practice of planting in ridges, a system that dates back to pre-Columbian times and consists of using raised beds. When he returned, Jaime began using this system locally in Chile.
"My plants are like my little girls. I started planting in ridges for all the benefits it brings. Growing plants in this way ensures that we do not stress them and that they do not suffer from injuries to the roots, which makes them grow much better. In addition, this system also solves the problem of water scarcity. The need for water is reduced by 35% and increases the temperature of the earth between 2 ° C and 3 ° C, which increases production ".
The secret ingredient is love
We love the story of Jaime Quijada and EcoQuinoa. That's why we want to share it with you! If you are curious about whether the taste of your quinoa is different thanks to all the love and care that you put into it, you can try it on our 'Super Quinoa with Milk' and tell us what you think.
Jaime's website is: http://www.maquinasquijada.cl/