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WHAT ARE FOOD FORESTS? 2020-2021

A food forest is a sustainable, plant based food production and agroforestry system . It is a prehistoric method of securing food in tropical areas. This video explains what a food forest is and how  it can be a new, sustainable way of agriculture in the future. This project is commissioned by 'Green Deal Voedselbossen' and 'Voedselbosbouw'. There's a Dutch version as well as an English version.

Dutch Version

English Version

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...en de mens vooral bijstuurt welke soorten planten en bomen daaraan meedoen.

...and humans mostly adjust its evolution, by determining which species of plants and trees are suitable to grow there.

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Het patroon dat ervoor in de plaats kwam, lijkt voor ons vanzelfsprekend: waar de mens komt, verdwijnt het bos.

A new pattern then established itself, which for us now seems self-evident: wherever humans show up, forests disappear.

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In een paar regio’s in de tropen wist de mens zijn interactie met het bos te blijven cultiveren.

In a few regions in the tropics, humans succeeded in continuing to cultivate their interaction with the forest.