What are their options? The aquifer that provided a necessary element for successful crops for the past 100 years is predicted to dry up in 20 years. Four generations of farmers in one family may probably not be able to last for the fifth generation.
It is possible to reclaim worn out soils and moisture with simple techniques learned from those who learned how to give back to the fertility using natural means. Healthy soils lead to reduced greenhouse gas emissions and improve crop yields. They can refresh aquifers and reduce flood conditions. The air and water quality can improve.
Human action can restore water, soil, and air quality.
Joan, the FAI line sounds much like the stuff Catholicism has sent out that opposes birth control. Do you have evidence it is not a Catholic thing?
Glancing at their website, they offer big promises, with information available to paying members only. Just like certain cults. I'm suspicious, and don't have the patience to look further.
My evidence is not my own experience, however, soil restoration projects take place around the world.
How Do You Restore Degraded Soil? Arit Efretuei October 13, 2016
In Mali and Mauritania, presents a good example of a soil remediation project restoration of soils contaminated with pesticides, Restoration of these soils used composting and no-till techniques, green manure, cover crops, crop rotation, and organic compost. This project was run by a collaboration between the FAO* Pesticide Management Programme, the Wageningen University and Research Centre and the National Institutions of the countries involved.
I think the changing weather patterns redistribute the water. I have a free flowing 2.5 inch well that gushes water with no pump. Last year it was at a record 28 gallons a minute. I only grow organic lettuce so caterpillar hunting is my big issue, interesting vid.
Oh! to have such a water supply! Is the flow consistent? Do you know the source of the aquifer? Is the water hard, filled with wonderful minerals?
Laura had our well water tested and we have quite an arrangement of filters to get the bad stuff out. I forget what was the bad stuff.