Overview of AgroEcology & Companion Planting

Overview of AgroEcology & Companion Planting

Sustainability, Climate Change & Environmental Knowledge

Khaled Sleem

Khaled Sleem is a freelance consultant in sustainable agriculture. His main specialty is on Agro-ecology, the method of doing agriculture in a sustainable affordable way by following different principles: multi-cropping, intensive production (spatially & temporally), companion planting, recycling of agriculture biomass, integration of plant and animal production; while at the same time respecting nature conservation and protection. Khaled Sleem gained his experience during a 16-year full time job with the Nature Conservation Center of the AUB, developing expertise in reforestation, essential oil extraction, biodiversity, composting and domestication of wild herbs. He is also the owner of Native Nurseries, a nursery specialized in the growth of native trees and shrubs.

Seminar Content


AgroEcology is an Ecological Approach to Agriculture. It is farming that “centers on food production that makes the best use of nature’s goods and services while not damaging these resources.” This seminar will give an introduction to AgroEcology and AgroForestry, sustainable ways to farm while protecting biodiversity and the health of our soil, as well as mitigating the impact of agriculture on climate change.

The second part of the seminar will focus on techniques to intercrop different trees and plant species. Intercropping is the cultivation of two or more crops simultaneously on the same field, it is based on the principles of companion planting: plants that like each other and thrive together while producing better yields and enriching the soil!

Practical examples will be given, for Mediterranean and local plants, herbs, and vegetables :)

June 30, 2020
05:30 pm - 07:30 pm


1 Unit SE




Sustainability, Climate Change & Environmental Knowledge


Sustainability, Climate Change & Environmental Knowledge

Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Cities & Communities
Responsible Consumption & Production
Climate Action
Life On Land

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