Permaculture is based on agricultural and social design principles centered on replicating patterns and characteristics observed in natural ecosystems. It is shown as an alternative to industrial production.
It is an agriculture that does not use chemical inputs or machines and aims to create a sustainable production system, economically viable and socially fair that promises to increase the supply of local products.
This pilot project, run by the NGO Fermes D’Avenir, which is supported by large companies such as Philips, Metro, Casino, BPCE group, Neuflize bank, scientific institutions such as AgroParisTech, HEC, and the French Ministry of Agriculture, is a way of showing how this farming method is not only healthier and sustainable but also cheaper.
The project generated a manifesto (published in October 2016) that focuses on the positive externalities of ecological micro-agriculture.
The association thus advocates the development of farms with production of quality food and production lines, on a human scale, based on: