Kriontani Organic Farm
Contact: Robert Kriontani
In a small house in the Saramacca District, one hour away from the Surinamese capital of Paramaribo, Robert Kriontani welcomes you to his family farm. He grows aubergines, cauliflowers and spring onions, three common products of Suriname's diet. However, Robert's crops are not common; he has chosen not to follow the usual way of farming.
The use of fertilizers is spread among Surinamese farmers. The uncontrolled use of these substances produces soil erosion, land degradation, and is a threat to the environment. Organic agriculture is one of the answers to land degradation for it maintains a healthy soil and helps the restoration of sustainable ecosystems.
Robert has chosen not to use fertilizers and pesticides as a result of being part of a project supported by the GEF Small Grants Programme. For five years he has been involved in an initiative promoted by The Caribbean Institute, a community based foundation that pursues promoting organic agriculture as an answer to land degradation and the use of persistent organic pollutants.
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