Let’s change things!
Re-claim our Earth, for the thriving of humans together with all other lifeforms.
Through a crypto-token on the Blockchain, backed by nature-inclusive agriculture. We The People Investors support innovative farmers under strict auditing..
Our motto is ‘born to grow wild‘
We mean “grow wild” as in:
Meet our core team
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.
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.
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.
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.
We lived in the city, but longed to be near nature and do something useful with our hands
After working 30 years in the Netherlands, we – a Dutch-Brazilian couple – finally had enough savings to buy 9,5 hectares of degraded land in a rural area of Brazil for the first pilot project.
It took 5 European winters to construct – mostly with our own hands – the building that will serve as sanctuary, office and education center. In 2016 it was roughly habitable, so we emigrated from Europe to Brazil.
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.
Since 2018 we are regenerating the soil and expanding the small patches of original forest that was left by the former owners.
History 2009 – 2017
Acquisition of 90.000m2 land with life-savings
Construction of 400m2 buildings, roads, fences
Emigration from the Netherlands to Brazil
2018 – ’19
Building this website
Research Blockchain/ distributed Ledger
Soil recuperation with mulch and termites
Success: creek runs again, wildlife returns
2020 – ’21
Waiting for Cardano’s infrastructure progression
Waiting through the Covid Lockdown Situation
Planting protection area
busy taking care of the animals (shelter)
Q1 – Consulting (Catalyst, technicians, Notary),
Legal Framework, tokonomics
Q2 – Technical development to launch LOT:
May 22, 2022
Promotion; contacting Götsch-experts
Q3 – goal: selling 100K tokens of the 1 billion
Q4 – finalizing farm-infrastructure, workshop building, lodging
Q1 – start of agriturism and production on the original plot
Q2 – expansion: Acquisition of new barren plot
Q3 – optimise the system of auditing the ecological methods
(model: Demeter, Rain Forest Alliance, Fair Trade, Soil Association)
Q4 – infrastructure building on the 2nd plot
From 2024 onwards
Setting up local distribution of produce, (isles in) shops
Eco-agriturism, educational workshops
More expansion with the revenues of the harvests
Repeat ad infinitum and all over the world
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-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!)
Set in Stone in contracts:
No pesticides and chemical-fertilizer
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
The soil covered with a variety of crops and mulch. Heirloom seeds. No plowing. Succession-planting. Rainwater-harvesting, phase-out irrigation. No feedlots for livestock, mimicking natural behavior, outside.
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. Details: see the dropdown menu ‘Requirements regarding raising lifestock’ (left and above)
Let’s Do Something Better Together
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ABOUT THIS WEBSITE
Idea & Strategy
Miguelangelo Borjaille 2017
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Future English corrections: Suman Natarajan.
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