MISSION AND TEAM

 

Our Mission

Let’s change things!

Re-conquer our Earth, for the thriving of humans together with all other lifeforms.

How?

Regenerative agriculture, made possible by small investors, who support innovative farmers, via a crypto-token on the Blockchain.

Our slogan is
‘born to grow wild

We mean “grow wild” as in:

✓ mimicking nature

✓ providing for wildlife, biodiversity

✓ spreading wildly over the planet, engaging an enormous amount of people

✓ growing an abundance of wild quality foods
✓ providing jobs in the outback, outside cities

Meet our core team

Donata Vanderloo

Donata Vanderloo

Co-founder

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

education & work

Studied Environmental Science and Ethics at the Universities of Leiden (RUL) and Amsterdam (UVA).
Career: student-assistant Center for Environmental Studies Leiden (CML);
Policymaker at the Ministry of Housing and Environment in the Hague (project NL2030).
Entrepreneur: natural skin care & wellness studio, diet consultancy (during another study: physical therapy).
Since 2009 small-scale farmer in Brazil.

vocation & life

Born in the Netherlands in 1964.
Married to Miguelangelo in 1987. Main interests: animal welfare, nature preservation, health-food, home-made cosmetics, prevention of illness, self-reliance in food, geo-politics.

Miguelangelo Borjaille

Miguelangelo Borjaille

Founder

CHIEF STRATEGY OFFICER

education & work

Studied Psychology and Philosophy at the Universities of Leiden and Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Worked with refugees in the Hague.
Trade stocks independently for 10 years (Euronext).
The Land Ownership Token is his idea. Now responsible for the KORPOS policy, real estate purchase, everything about the crypto-world and contracts.

vocation & life

Born in Brazil in 1958. Lived half of his life in Brazil, and the rest in Europe (mainly the Netherlands and Germany). Now back in Brazil.
Main interests: Geo-politics and powerstructures, the wrong-doings of multinationals (Big Agro, Big Pharma), of financial institutions, the military industrial complex (the war-machine and the political warmongers).
Music lover (classical guitar), health-food enthusiast, animal rescue.

Suman Natarajan

Suman Natarajan

Political Scientist

International Relations
ETHICAL COMMISSION

education & work

Political Scientist, specialized in International Relations (University of Sussex – School of African and Asian Studies; and University of Southhampton – Faculty of Social Sciences), with a minor in Environmental Science (Leiden University). Worked at NGO’s in the Netherlands: – BothENDS Amsterdam, an environment and Development NGO, where she was working on the campain on Tropical Forests at the Asia Desk – Oxfam Novib The Hague, where she was working on the South East Asia Desk

vocation & life

Born in Stockholm, Sweden 1967. Lived in Bonn, Germany; Vienna, Austria and the UK. Peace-Activist, Nature-protector, Mother of two teenagers.

Has established an Ayurvedic Health Practice in Leiden, the Netherlands.

Simone Henning

Simone Henning

Environmental Anthropologist

KNOWLEDGE CONTRIBUTOR

education & work

Studies: MA University Degree in Environmental Sociology and Anthropology, University of Leiden, the Netherlands. Environmental impact studies at the Center for Environment, Leiden (CML) and ALTERRA in Wageningen.
Certificate Teaching in Higher Education. Certificates Natural and Cultural Heritage Management, Museology Studies, Reinwardt Academy Amsterdam.

Fieldwork: research at farms in the Netherlands (Drenthe) about organic farming.
Research in Cameroon in the rain forest area (living and working with the Bagyeli Pygmy communities) for Tropenbos International and Leiden University. Subject: the impact of commercial logging on indigenous communities, on their land-rights and on sustainable forest management.

Work for the last 12 years: support of the project management of the Royal Tropical Institute in Amsterdam (KIT, an international knowledge institute for sustainable development) in Business Development/ Resource Mobilization for the units Sustainable Economic Development, Gender and Public Health.
Daily tasks: Guiding fellow consultants through international tenders for the UN, World bank, for the European Commission, for Ministries in European Countries, Embassies and Businesses in Sustainable Agricultural Value Chains. Contacts with donors, funders and (sub) contractors, with authorities for mandatory legal documents etc. Project evaluation and reporting to funders. Helping to build a network of Dutch NGO’s in sustainable development, encouraging new organizations to join and share news and articles, attend meetings, be part of political statements towards the government.

vocation & life

Born in the Netherlands in 1966. Living in Amsterdam. Mother of two adolescents. Languages: Dutch, English, French and moderate German.
Interests:
Man and environment issues, land rights, natural heritage, indigenous forest communities, rain forests, climate. Affiliation with the Earth Charter, Rainforest Alliance, IUCN
Hobbies: horse training (whispering, non-violent communication), Educating the youth about nature.

A Testimonial From Our Advisor
in the Crypto-world

 

I have known the founders of KORPOS very well since 1986. Whenever they tell me a new idea, I usually react skeptically, because they have a tendency to go against business-as-usual.
But then they always surprise me by implementing wild plans successfully, creating something valuable for more people.

Frits van Oyen

CEO of IT company, crypto-enthusiast and woodland farmer, Rivium Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Some History

We lived in the city, but longed to be near nature and do something useful with our hands

The Founders

After working 30 years in the Netherlands, we – a Dutch-Brazilian couple – finally had enough savings to buy 9 hectares of degraded land in a rural area of Brazil that will serve as the first pilot project.

Building

It took 5 European winters to construct the building that will serve as an agro-forestry school. In 2016 it was roughly habitable, so we emigrated from Europe to Brazil. This year busy with the finishing touch.

Parallel Activity

Many ill and hungry animals showed up. We couldn’t bring ourselves to send them away, so they took refuge on our land. To take care of them is time- and money consuming, but heartwarming.

Living the dream

Last rainy season we started to regenerate the soil on patches around the building. Coming rainy season (winter ’18-19) we’ll expand our little pristine forest with corridors of new Food Forests rows.

Road Map

 

History 2009 – 2017

Acquisition of land, construction of the buildings, LOT idea,

Now 2018

Finishing touch of the school
finishing touch website & white paper
Consulting advisors and developers
Rainy season >October: soil recuperation, start planting
Research and choice  Blockchain/ distributed Ledger
Legal advice, research compliance new regulation
Contacting regenerative farmers for potential tenancy

2019

Promotion, application for listing on global exchanges
Wallet development
Testing network and wallet
Launch Land Ownership Token (LOT)
Extra land purchase, contracts with tenancy farmers
Planting, planting, planting

2020

Acquisition of land continues
Setting up little factories for processing of the harvests
Quality auditing/ getting certified,
wish-list: Demeter, Rain Forest Alliance, Fair Trade, Soil Association
Setting up local distribution channels

2021

Start developing Eco-turism on sites.
Developing educational workshops for the guests and surrounding farms
Activities of 2020 continue as well

From 2022 onwards

Protecting the landless protectors of the Earth
Expansion with the revenues of the harvests
Activities of 2021 continue as well

images

Waterfall Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, by Pedro Dias, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Sunflower by photograpther Ruben Gal, Erd/ Magyarorszag

Map of our first plot in rural Brazil: Google Earth

Donna digging a trench in the clay to make a ‘sponge’ that will start the fertility

Working on internet, by English photographer Rawpixel, accessed May 10, 2018

Frog Costa Rica, by French photographer Julie Cuchesneau, accessed July 1, 2018

Treehouse suspension bridge , by German photographer Nicole Nile

Women on a field in India, accessed July 28, 2018. By English photographer: Free-Phoos

THE LOT TENANCY-FARMERS SHARE OUR IDEALS

“Animals are conscious sentient beings that need to be treated as such!”

requirements regarding raising livestock

– no medical procedures without anesthesia, no amputations of body parts (they keep their horns, tails, teeth, beaks, testicals)
– no growth-enhancers like hormones or arsenic
– no beating or tasering to force hem into doing something (entice them with treats or learn body language instead)
– offspring stays with the mother as long as it would in nature
– avoidance of hunger, thirst, extremes of the elements (so there must be shelter available)
– living space according to their natural needs, not in chains, not in cages, at the minimum every day spending time outdoors if they so wish
-after a life of pampering, if they have to be sacrificed (decision of the farmer), it has to be done swiftly after anesthesia, preferably on site (no long stressful transports!)

IN CONTRACTS:

No pesticides and other so called 'Green' Revolution interventions

The farmers who join our program oblige themselves to never use any toxic product like pesticides or chemical fertilizers. We help them to make the transition.
A balanced environment and soil do not give room for plagues, nor does the soil need chemical fertilizer.  This has been proven by many pioneers who tried other than conventional methods. See on our video-page some methods that the farmers use.
Quality audits will be done on a regular basis, preferably by famous organizations like the Rain forest Alliance

Working with the principles of regenerative farming

Like always keep the soil covered with crops or mulch, no plowing, only heirloom seeds, a variety of plant together (no monoculture), following the rules of succession,  striving not to irrigate through rainwater-harvesting, livestock roaming outside (never in feedlots). See a general outline on our page ‘Food Forests’

humane treatment of animals

Animals are conscious sentient beings that need to be treated as such

The farms under the management of KORPOS concentrate on producing vegetables, fruits, nuts and herbs. But tenant farmers in the Land Ownership Token system might want to have some domestic animals, even if it was only to provide their family with milk and eggs, and to obtain manure  to make compost.

In our opinion it goes with the job of taking care of land to relate consciously with its’ living beings. Not only with the wildlife, but also with the domesticated animals.
Just so KORPOS and farmers are on the same page, the tenancy contract has requirements for keeping livestock.
It comes down to treating any farm animal like the typical city dweller treats his dog or cat. Well, maybe that is somewhat exaggerated, but you get the point. The meat-industry nowadays has abominable circumstances. We cannot tolerate that on our farms of the new generation.

ABOUT THIS WEBSITE

Idea & Strategy

Migueangelo Borjaille 2017

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Used software

Made with the Visual Divi Builder from Elegant themes on the WordPress open source software.
We can very much recommend this combination, great software. We paid 220 dollar for a lifetime membership, including much needed plugins. The team is always renewing.
Do you also wish to build a website like this? Here will be our affiliate link  to the producer of the Divi Builder. This means if you click on the link and will eventually purchase the software within 6 months, we will receive an affiliate commission.

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Texts and design

Donata Vanderloo, with (future) help from Suman Natarajan to make corrections in English.
Our first step was a formidable free course online how to start building a website, by Josh Jackson of WPsculptor.

Images

Where they are not our own, images are published here under creative commons. The name of the photographer is written in a smal drop-down menu in the picture, with a link to their collection. Mostly we found the relevant pictures through Pixabay

Copyright

All rights with Miguelangelo Borjaille and Donata van der Loo 2003-2018.
Although we think it is outdated, unfortunately this time we need to put copyright on our ideas, words and practice. It might stop scammers or hostile take-overs of our work.

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Let’s Do Something Better Together

Image

Inactive account ID 12019, Africa, desert landscape
Through Pixabay, under creative commons
downloaded 14. July 2018

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