Permacultura America Latina (PAL)
To teach, promote and apply Permaculture and other related appropriate strategies and actions that promote the development of a sustainable planet to benefit all sectors of society.
Permaculture as a process of analytical observation, lateral thinking and
creative problem solving together with a basic understanding of ecology andnatural process certainly represents one of the key elements of the new sustainable aid paradigm. This is born out and has been proven by the many development projects all around the Globe that have adopted Permaculture principles and practices. It has also been demonstrated that the contribution Permaculture can make goes far beyond the area of agriculture but that Permaculture can also play a key role in such areas as climate control/global warming, health and education.
PAL is one of the oldest Permaculture organizations active in the field of sustainable aid and development. We have created eight project centers throughout Brazil, Ecuador, Peru, Ecuador, Guatemala, and El Salvador. We are now expanding into sub-Saharan Africa, evaluating permaculture organizations that will benefit from an African permculture network as well as educational workshops in permaculture technologies.
In May of 2009, HRH Prince Charles visited our IPA center in Manaus, Brazil, in order to observe the success of our program. In 2007 PAL hosted, organized, and funded the IPC8-8th International Permaculture Convergence and Conference in Brazil, bringing together the worlds top experts in permaculure and finance under the theme of Green Economy. In 2009, PAL is assisting the IPC9-9th International Permaculture Convergence and Conference.