Determination From Devastation

Using Regenerative Agriculture to Fight Poverty in Tanzania, East Africa.

An Interview with Jackson Buzingo

Episode 4.

Published on 31st March 2022

Interview With:

Jackson Buzingo

Jackson Buzingo

Advocate for Regenerative Agriculture

Responding to food insecurity & poverty in his local community Jackson has trained extensively in methods of regnerative agriculture, & has now taught this knowledge to over 800 small holder farmers.

Full Bio

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Regeneration Pollination

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Show Notes:

The link between soil health and food security is becoming undeniable. And in regions where the climate is brittle and people’s livelihoods depend upon the land, declining soil health also means increasing poverty.

The connection between soil health and poverty becomes a vicious cycle. Chemical fertilisers are adopted to increase outputs in the short term but they damage the soil further and so more chemicals are needed every year. As the soil rapidly declines the cost of fertilisers rapidly increases. 

This is becoming an alarming and escalating concern in many parts of the world. I’m joined by Jackson Buzingo, an advocate for regenerative agriculture in Tanzania, East Africa. After experiencing first hand a rapid decline in the outputs of the land in his community, Jackson brought his attention to the soil health. He has taken numerous opportunities for study and learning about regenerative agriculture and practices including syntropic agroforestry & food forests. Having now taught over 800 small holder farmers about regenerative approaches to their land Jackson is filled with hope at how these methods will be able to transform the entire outlook of his community’s future due to their ability to produce an abundance of food without dependency on expensive chemical inputs.

See Jackson’s bio for details of the organisations that he’s been involved with along his journey.

Use the time stamps below to get a sense of what’s included:
00:00 – Intro
02:33 – A Struggling Community
08:43 – Rapidly Degraded Land
11:13 – Declining Soil Equals Increasing Poverty
13:10 – How Has Water Been Affected?
16:30 – Learning A New Approach
20:36 – Principles Of Regenerating
22:57 – Will Farmers Adapt?
24:56 – Any Resistance From Big Companies?
28:05 – Working With Others?
29:26 – Dependency on the Land
32:22 – Variety & Abundance
36:23 – Connecting With Organisations
42:22 – A Prosperous Future?

Watch the Series of Mini Intro Animations!

Interview With:

Jackson Buzingo

Jackson Buzingo

Advocate for Regenerative Agriculture

Responding to food insecurity & poverty in his local community Jackson has trained extensively in methods of regnerative agriculture, & has now taught this knowledge to over 800 small holder farmers.

Full Bio

Learn more! –

One More Salary

Climate Interactive

Act 4 Food

Real Food Systems

Regeneration Pollination

Do You Have Any Questions?

Let me know in the comments below. I’ll look to create or link to resources above that cover any common questions asked.

Podchaser - We Are Carbon

Watch the Animations!

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Every month or so you’ll find a new one added here.

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What is Regenerative Agriculture?

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Helen Fisher

Helen Fisher

The Host

I take a very holistic view of the world and find enormous hope when we expand our thinking outwards and consider our issues as interconnected.

So it’s a huge delight for me to have the opportunity to speak with so many varied personalities here.
I hope you’ll enjoy learning along with me as my guests allow me to pick their brains on the diverse topics explored by this project!

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