When the owners of a farm in South Africa’s Bela Bela found their farm was too small and their land was too degraded to raise cattle, they turned to a new model: raising pigs and chickens, together.
Turns out, pigs and chickens are quite happy together. And, when raised using holistic, regenerative practices, they not only provide a good economic model for farmers, they also regenerate the soil and restore biodiversity.
Precious Phiri, our Regeneration International Africa coordinator, based in Zimbabwe, visited the farm in Bela Bela and reported back on how the project has been a success for the farmers, but also for the entire community and beyond.
And check out this video from the Rodale Institute on pastured pork projects.