In the field of improvement of agricultural crops the VS can:
- create a more protected environment through the implantation of windbreaks
- create “living fences” with thorny bushes to prevent access of animals to cultivated fields. In this way it is possible to avoid the annual rebuilding of fences made by cutting thorny branches from existing trees
In areas abandoned or underutilized, VS interventions can contribute to increase and improve agricultural crops, fruit and vegetables.
The VS can multiply the production capacity of the land by increasing processing speed and collection and concentration of rain water.
Informed choices about the economic and productive vocations of the land, combined with the correct application of the VS, can enable farmers to obtain substantial additional income. An increased production of two to four times compared to traditional agriculture has been seen when the VS has been used properly for agricultural crops.
We do not provide basic data for agricultural production because they are very different from each other and the physical parameters and processing must be adapted to each crops. For fruit crops the parameters used for reforestation can be considered valid.
Niger: sorghum production with traditional processing (left) and with the VS (right).