Semilla Nueva brings the best technologies from the world’s leading agricultural research institutions to poor farmers. Internationally, this is part of a new movement called the second green revolution. We look for ways to produce more food, generate more income, and simultaneously decrease agriculture’s negative effects. We focus on local solutions to global problems.
Semilla Nueva believes that poor farmers should not be forced to choose between protecting the environment and taking care of their families. And the good news is that they don’t have to. Other techniques, including conservation agriculture, green manures, and effective input management can help farmers up to double their income while drastically reducing erosion, run-off, and rebuilding their soils. These techniques don’t require farmers to buy more, but rather to use more efficiently the resources they already have.