The Agricultural School of Catemu in Chile undertakes a sustainable project!
On Friday, October 20, from 10:00 am, the Agricultural School of Catemu in Chile began an exciting terrace construction project, led by Centro Ceres. These terraces not only represent an innovation in agriculture, but an important step towards sustainability in agriculture and rural territories.
The day was led in the field by Roxana Lebuy, Director of the Landscape, Territory and Rural Development Program of the Ceres Center, who shared her experience and knowledge with the students. She explained that the terraces are based on the transfer of a water harvesting technique inspired by nature, respecting contour lines to reduce erosion and increase water efficiency. This technique allows water to accumulate in the soil for longer, penetrating to deeper layers. It also increases biological activity in the soil, which is essential for organic planting.
Another key aspect of this project is the subsequent planting of mycorrhizal fungi on the terraces, which nourish the soil without the need for chemicals. This approach is a fundamental part of the agricultural school's commitment to sustainable and environmentally friendly farming practices.
This project will be developed in seven provinces in the region, and the Catemu Agricultural School will have the privilege of being the center of action for the province. The Ceres Center will supervise the project until September of next year and will train our students in all stages of the process. In this way, it will ensure that they will be able to maintain and replicate this sustainable intervention on the land.
From the Agricultural School, we would like to thank Prodesal for connecting with Centro Ceres and giving us the opportunity to lead sustainable initiatives in our community. We are proud to be a provincial reference in the promotion of agricultural sustainability and we remain committed to innovation and care for our land.