JANEEMO Permaculture Practices

Participating households use JANEEMO to suit their own circumstances and needs. There are a number of common approaches in adopting its techniques. These include:


Jatropha Fencing: planting zig-zag shaped boundaries around homesteads and fields. Useful as a cattle break, windbreak and to settle land claims


Intercropped Moringa: its leaves are a valuable fertilizer and help sustain maize and other crops

Scattered Neem: when mature, Neem provides an evergreen shade. The timber may be harvested sustainably by pollarding and coppicing


Intercropped Albida: shades maize and cash crops during the dry season, fertilizes the soil in the rainy season


Swales: are created as water harvesting ditches on a contour, to maximise water retention and soil conservation

Mulch: is a protective cover placed over the soil to retain moisture, reduce erosion, provide nutrients, and suppress weed growth and seed germination