News 2012 • Articles • Events • Updates

This page will cover events, notices, news, nutrition, holistic healing and natural medicines, and the new Koto devices coming up such as electricity for remote villages, clean water for free, SRI 2 farming updates.

Agriculture for Smallholders in Poverty Zones

Over 70% of the world's poor in developing countries live in rural areas and are directly or indirectly dependant on agriculture for their livelihood. These people are the most food-insecure. Pastoralists, fish folk and forest users, as well as the urban poor, are also badly affected. In many developing countries underinvestment in the agricultural sector, the dismantling of public support programs and the impacts of trade liberalisation have underminded the small-scale farm sector and national food production capacity, leaving these countries even more vulnerable to price volatility.

Taking into account of agriculture's multi-functionality, agro ecology (otherwise known as ecological farming or permaculture) measures sustainability in terms of social, environmental and economic impacts. Because these impacts are context dependant, argo ecology is a place-based pragmatic science, uniquely suited to delivering on the promise of pro-poor development and community-based experimentation, emphasising technology and innovations that are knowledge-intensive, low cost and readily adaptable by small and medium-scale producers. These methods are considered likely to advance social equity, sustainability and agricultural productivity over the long-term.

Agro ecologic farming encourages the cultivation of resilience and maintenance of healthy eco-system function over reliance on external inputs such as synthetic chemical pesticides, fertilisers and fossil fuels that can have high energy, environmental health costs.

Thanks to Professor Lee with his improvements to SRI_2 agriculture security while improving the natural resources and life itself, depends on the rhizosphere, biosphere and atmosphere, duly increasing high yields naturally and in doing so increases the grass left over after harvesting the crops, which are deposited into the Koto 7 sustainable process herein manufacturing our housing products safely for our next generation homes.

The collaboration between Koto and Agroecologic and their investors is set to enhance a positive Change in the Thinking and re-education process to help educate rural children with new opportunities not seen before.

Koto fences

This is Adobe style Koto fence.

Koto materials are also popular for up-market home renovations due to their quick clean execution and fence designs because installation is fast and any appearance can be created. Installing fences made from Koto 8 have huge advantages over conventional materials and their labour intensive installation methods. Just like house construction, no cranes are required and large volumes of walls can be completed around properties in just hours. Easy and fast to install, strong and high impact resistance.

Refugee Housing

Choices of new Koto designed snap-fit homes are ready for distribution in either standard types or for 60 m/s wind-speeds. Optional cube designs for speedy installation are screwed into the terra-firma and when not required can be reverse screwed out of the soil.

Remote Homes

Remote homes to receive Koto devices to improve quality of life for the disadvantaged. Koto housing packages and schools in remote locations will now receive a series of devices such as:-

  • devices to provide light free of charge,
  • devices to provide clean potable drinking water free of pathogens and bacteria,
  • devices to provide water pressure without the use of energy.

These devices are designed by Koto for the forgotten and remote communities.

New Factories

New factories either opening soon, under discussion or about to be commissioned in:

Kota Kinabalu
Guinea West Africa
Examples where Changes in the Thinking need to occur
Story 1

In 2006 Koto Inventor visited the government agriculture department heads in two states of Australia. One state had a severe problem of acacia trees growing at prolific speed, damaging landscape and wildlife as their seeds spread rapidly.

The other state had a severe noxious weed problem and the state government had sprayed volumes of poison to limit the weed growth, which was useless as the plant adapted resistance to the chemical.

The Inventor offered to employ indigenous people to help controll and harvest the selected species, offering a full insurance indemnity provided he could be issued with a license to harvest.

Samples of finished construction products were visually shown to the Agriculture Department heads demonstrating what could be achieved and manufactured from what was seriously a problem. Aboriginal housing could have been deployed from the obnoxious pests into safe products.

After much deliberation the department officers found it too difficult to make a decision ... they opted to continue poisoning the land rather than making safe fire-proof construction products for their citizens.

Story 2

A very high positioned Banker in a western society advised Koto that the banking industry, or the particular government in question, did not desire to see quality affordable homes in their country. He quoted:

We the banking system have a very good high return “Niche Mortgage Market”.

He went on to say, we care not for people who really need affordable housing when high returns are more important to us in the banking industry, therefore we are more interested in homes that cost a minimum half a million dollars or more from which we can profit by.

The above stories are only two of many examples where a Change in the Thinking needs to occur, particularly in a monetary world. Luckily, for every negative there are governments and departments willing to do something positive for their citizens.

It is a simple case of consciousness - of who we really are. Bankers have yet to realise, that the Koto system package can turn the displaced around into normal tax paying citizens, if we are prepared to launch initial assistance and care for humanity.

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