The ultimate objective of wanakaset is to create an ecologically balanced environment (with the greatest possible varieties of trees, plants, animals and micro-organisms) where human activities are in harmony with nature.
Our present goal is to understand the land, the climate, the topography and the accessibility of the different areas and their possible suitability for housing, vegetables wood trees, water storage, etc. We also want to determine the usefulness of each plant and fauna on our land.
However, this project is still in its infancy. Currently our teams are studying different areas while collecting diverse, rare, and sometimes lost, fruit trees.
To finance this endeavor, some forms of economic activities are necessary to acquire the means required to operate, run and maintain the 20 acres of land in Sri Lanka and the 150 acres of land in France.
Agroforestry is probably as old as human kind. It has been defined in several ways. The most commonly used definition is the one used by Lundgren,Raintree, Leakey and Spinger: "Agroforestry is any land-use system, practice or technology, where woody perennials are integrated with agricultural crops and/or animals in the same land management unit, in some form of spatial arrangement or temporal sequence."
In short, agroforestry is a dynamic and ecologically based natural resource management system in which trees or shrubs are grown around or among crops or pastureland. It consists of the deliberate introduction or retention of trees on farms to increase, diversify, and sustain production for increased social, economic and overall environment benefits to humans and the surrounding fauna and flora.
Trees contribute to productivity on farmland through natural fertilization, soil conservation through erosion control and biomass development.