Sol Nascente is a regenerative initiative that longs to reforest northern Portugal and Spain by proving that simple forests can be ecologically sound as well as wildly productive. In doing so, we hope to have our forest models reinvigorate rural communities by spreading through the region. By acquiring degraded landscapes and transforming them into fertile and abundant productions and using regenerative agriculture and agroforestry we revive soils, rebuild ecosystems and demonstrate that small pieces of land can support rural employment.
Diego ROur methods are based wholly on forest ecology: a symbiotic growth between species of every size. Imitating the many strata that exist in a natural forest, weorganize our species to stretch to it’s theoretical limit the surface area of green leaves absorbing the sun’s light. In conjunction with optimal placement of species in terms of size, soil needs, ecology, and interactions we can nest several productions in a single space, see stable production under environmental stress, all while out-yielding traditional monoculture and maintaining ecologic integrity.
Our methods are based wholly on forest ecology: a symbiotic growth between species of every size. Imitating the many strata that exist in a natural forest, weorganize our species to stretch to it’s theoretical limit the surface area of green leaves absorbing the sun’s light. In conjunction with optimal placement of species in terms of size, soil needs, ecology, and interactions we can nest several productions in a single space, see stable production under environmental stress, all while out-yielding traditional monoculture and maintaining ecologic integrity.
We will create synergy with small producers and consumers who know that our living environment is the greatest undervalued asset in history and have a strong need for a sense of meaning and interdependence in community. We will nourish their strong demand for quality products with a personal touch based on a trust relationship and a story people can believe in.
Until now we have funded our own projects that demonstrate these principles. Yet, these are small scale solutions. To evolve a new variety of sustainable forests effectively at scale we are searching for funding through traditional means such as investors and subsidies, as well as modern approaches such as crowd-funding and an ICO.
Within a decade we hope to grow our network through vertical and horizontal integration and create high economic potential by processing our harvests into high added value goods. We will also incorporate any activity involved in the replication of our models. This can include consultancy, courses, a plant nursery, guided tours of our forests, ecotourism, memberships, a research center, and a central network through which new plantations can sell, place and trade their goods.
Within 20 years we will have proven the value of the natural worldincludes not only the creation of carbon sinks, but clean water, air and biodiversity. With the full power of our surplus we will continue to buy new lands and funding a trend of forest creation by people hiring out their lands to us, and subsidizing new forests ourselves.
Due to the immense complexity of what we're trying to reach, it's absolutely necessary to have some grip on what we're trying to do, when and how. Hence, I created a graph of all evidently required tasks and dependencies:
Ricardo Semler (born 1959 in São Paulo) is the CEO and majority owner of Semco Partners, a Brazilian company best known for its radical form of industrial democracy and corporate re-engineering. Under his ownership, revenue has grown from 4 million US dollars in 1982 to 212 million US dollars in 2003 and his innovative business management policies have attracted widespread interest around the world.
The Sol Nascente Foundation is an ecological initiative with the aim of connecting the often separate worlds of agribusiness and nature conservation. We strive for the transformation of degraded landscapes into productive community-based forest ecology.
Sol Nascente promotes the self-sufficiency of rural communities through education, social cohesion, research, social action and regeneration in all its forms. By encouraging development, implementation and financing, we promote all types of activities that contribute to the regeneration of land and community.
Sol Nascente pursues its goals by:
Studying everything related to environment, science and art, applied to the natural world.
Develop learning paths and training to provide new industrial or commercial opportunities related to the natural world.
Purchases of land and the formation of legal structures in favor of forest management.
Investigate and apply new technology.
Collaboration with people or organizations that share the objectives of the Foundation.
Provision of scholarships, awards or other forms of economic assistance for the benefit of research or actions related to the objectives of the foundation.
Organize and support workshops, conferences or research groups around the objectives of the Foundation.
Create and distribute publications related to the objectives of the Foundation.
Use any other method that enables the Foundation to keep its goals better, taking into account changing times, place or environment.
Stichting Sol Nascente is een ecologisch initiatief met als doel om de vaak gescheiden werelden van agrobosbouw en natuurbehoud met elkaar te verbinden. Wij streven de tranformatie na van aangetaste landschappen naar productieve op gemeenschap gebaseerde bosecologie.
Sol Nascente bevordert de zelfredzaamheid van rurale gemeenschappen door middel van onderwijs, sociale cohesie, onderzoek, sociale actie en regeneratie in al zijn vormen. Door het aanmoedigen van ontwikkeling, uitvoering en financiering bevorderen wij alle soorten activiteiten die bijdragen aan de regeneratie van land en gemeenschap.
Sol Nascente streeft haar doelen na door het:
Bestuderen van alles met betrekking tot omgeving, wetenschap en kunst, toegepast op de natuurlijke wereld.
Ontwikkelen van leertrajecten en trainings om nieuwe industriële of commerciële kansen met betrekking tot de natuurlijke wereld te bieden.
Aankopen van land en het vormen van legale structuren ten gunste van bosbeheer.
Onderzoeken en toepassen van nieuwe technologie.
Samenwerking met personen of organisaties die de doelstellingen van de Stichting delen.
Verlenen van beursen, toekenningen of andere vormen van economische hulp ten gunste van onderzoek of handelingen die verband houdt met de doelstellingen van de stichting.
Organiseren en ondersteunen van workshops, conferenties of onderzoeksgroepen rondom de doelstellingen van de Stichting.
Maken en verspreiden van publicaties met betrekking tot de doelstellingen van de Stichting.
Inzetten van iedere andere methode die de Stichting in staat stelt zich beter aan haar doelen te houden, rekening houdend met veranderende tijden, plaats of omgeving.