Innovative environmental techiniques in the Amazon region

The term Permaculture is formed by a simple coalition between two words: permanent and agriculture. Permaculture is a design system for creating sustainable human environments that are ecological-sound and economically viable. Permaculture was developed to foster a necessary transformation from the predatory models of conventional agriculture (including slash and burn) to productive integrated systems that are sustainable and permanent, thus preserving our natural systems. The planning and development of a Permaculture project uses ecological design as a tool to re-create productive natural ecosystems that have fertility, diversity, stability and resistance. With Permaculture it is posible to create a productive human settlement without destroying the surrounding ecosystems. By uniting age-old knowledge with modern scientific discoveries is possible to develop rural properties that are productive, viable and secure for the farmer. The basic principles of Permaculture can be applied with excellence in the tropics or in any other biome in Brazil, creating adequate social and environmental solutions for the country.