This is the second of three articles that we presented to Agriforum – a farming magazine in Namibia. They were published in December 2022.
The Why and the What of iAVs
By the 1980’s, it had become obvious that world agriculture was on a dramatically unsustainable path due to numerous inextricable factors.
Today, the global food (in)security situation has become exponentially more dire, immediate and consequential.
Climate change, soil degradation, toxic chemicals, water scarcity (and others) are all predicaments that together conspire to directly threaten global food security … including yours – and yours!
Today, the geopolitical conflict has halted grain production in major exporting nations and ceased the export of the vast majority of cereal grains as well as of most fertilizer (NPK) sources.
As a consequence, global famine has quickly shifted from humanity’s horizon to its doorstep.
Even if one manages to ignore both the deteriorating environmental and geopolitical situations, the COVID pandemic should make it clear that our food security is not at all secure!
In late 2022, the consequences of all this is already beginning to unfold as famine grips large parts of East Africa. Millions are starving, right now! Billions more will surely follow as the global food crisis deepens and spreads.
The situation is worsening by the day as Russia and Ukraine (two of the largest grain exporters in the world) ‘hammer’ each other, while China actively buys up all possible grain stocks to further drive-up costs while reducing access for everyone else.
Russia and China have also previously been the major exporters of both Phosphorus and Potassium fertilizers to the entire world. They recently banned all exports, indefinitely.
Europe, Russia, Ukraine and others have also ceased the production of ammonia and ammonium nitrate (N) made from natural gas due to major supply constrictions with extreme price spikes and the need to keep from freezing this winter.
There is zero expectation among agronomists, commodity traders and marketers that any of these negative trends will be reversed. Instead, these constraints to global food access will only expand and deepen over any foreseeable future worth considering.
What can you do – right NOW – to weather the gathering storm?
In short, there has never been a better time to intimately connect with your food chain and assume responsibility for provisioning your own sustenance … as in immediately!
While we are reliant on imported food – on its continuing availability – and prey to the rising prices – control of our food chain is vested in others.
Our own food security, sovereignty and quality is thereby threatened, leaving us highly vulnerable.
For the most vulnerable, it really is a matter of survival – a true life or death issue – at the individual, community and national levels.
We can’t do much about the geopolitical situation or the other agents of uncertainty that have affected our lives during recent years, but we can provide you with a practical pathway to personal and national food security.
We seek to improve people’s lives by establishing food security through the implementation of water-conserving intensive polyculture to the benefit of your community, region and the planet.
To do so, we can teach you how to produce organic food – free of all chemical fertilizers and synthetic toxins – using the most water-efficient food production technique ever devised. This is authentic iAVs, the same as Dr McMurtry and his co-researchers designed, developed and proved to allow global communities to source their nutrition locally without harm to the planet.
Which is why iAVs was developed (almost 40 years ago) – and why you may come to rely on it for your sustenance in future – or else ‘learn’ to go without. iAVs was intentionally developed for application in arid environs, and regions with unproductive soils, to provide complete human nutrition by extracting two crops from the same drop in a managed intentional ecosystem.