Farmers’ Philosophy series! Koen van Seijen in conversation with Dayana Andrade, farmer at Amadeco and author of Life in Syntropy

This is a conversation between Koen van Seijen, host of the Investing in Regenerative Agriculture and Food podcast, and Dayana Andrade, researcher, author of Life in Syntropy | Vida em Sintropia and farmer at Amadeco Syntropic Farm. A deep dive into syntropic farming, companion crops opposed to the olive monoculture afflicting the Apulian region, in the South of Italy.

Dayana shares her personal journey, explaining how the lessons and practice learned with Ernst Götsch altered her view of landscapes and challenged traditional notions of competition and scarcity in nature. We also discuss the transformative power of human intervention in nature, exploring the latest findings in soil science and plant growth. Finally, we explore how finding our habitat and understanding our role in the ecosystem can be a fulfilling journey. 

Film by Gavin Youngs and edit by Caspar Daniël Diederik of Storytravelers.


This episode is part of the Farmers’ Philosophy series.
We can learn so much more from farmers than how to restore soil. Regeneration goes much further and deeper. That’s why this is the second episode of the Farmers’ Philosophy series, where we make time with farmers who are pushing the boundaries of regenerative agriculture, we sit down with them and take time to explore more than soil health. We discuss what we can learn, what we can see, what we can observe when we get in touch with life again and understand we’re all an ecosystem.




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