Over the last three decades, I have developed an agronomic production system originally focused on sugarcane that I call ERA – Ecosystem Revitalization Agriculture. This system has produced such amazing results over the years that it has become an internationally recognized reference for sustainability.
Perhaps one of the highest international honors received was from The World Economic Forum (Davos – Switzerland). The WEF surveyed over 1,000 companies worldwide, and our company was chosen to be one of sixteen “New Sustainability Champions”. Here in Brazil we were awarded the “Valor 1000” prize by Valor Econômico magazine, in recognition for the high level of achievement in sustainability. All of these results have been supported by many case studies conducted by universities and research institutes from Brazil and abroad. Our company was also recognized for incorporating sustainability as differentiated business strategy which allowed its’ high added value products to reach more than 60 countries.
This innovative production system will be discussed during the ERA Seminar, November 18th to 19th, 2015. I have founded a new company, Agros Fortis, in order to spread the benefits of this new agricultural model. Agros Fortis will transfer this technology to clients interested in adopting the new system in the near future.
See you in November!
Leontino Balbo Jr.
The ERA system was inspired by the way nature adapts and balances the ecosystem to manage its own resources in order to nurture animal and plant life. When harnessed correctly, this is the most cost-effective and productive system to be found. Neither synthetic chemical fertilizers nor defensive chemicals of any kind are used.
The new “ERA” production method has been applied to large areas of sugarcane over 25 years.
Come and learn in detail the proven benefits of our system:
- 20% higher yield than the conventional production method;
- Reconstruction of soil bio structure;
- Original soil fertility recovered and increased;
- Preservation and continuity of the farmer’s main asset: farmland;
- Crops naturally free from pests and diseases;
- Activation of the “unknown” natural immune system of plants;
- Better production quality;
- Greater resilience of crops to adverse climatic conditions;
- Revitalization of cultures and ecosystems;
- High overall sustainability;
- Exponential increase in general biodiversity;
- Recovery and preservation of water resources;
- Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 30%;
- Reduction of mechanical resources necessary for production;
- Optimization of production costs.