HOW ARE WE
Within a cannabis co-operative hub crops can sequester as much as 10,000 tons of Carbon per hectare per year.
The potential then for the cannabis and hemp growth in the fight to reduce atmospheric CO2 levels and combat climate change is immense. This fact is in the forefront of our minds as we develop our projects with planet positive considerations being take at every step.
Growth in tents with artificial lighting, temperature correction and humidity control are extremely energy inefficient and, aside from the immense economic cost they bring, also impose a substantial environmental one. Our locations throughout Sub-Saharan Africa mean we are naturally presented with the ideal conditions for product growth. As a result, we have no need for additional site controls which serve to impose further economic and environmental costs in the course of crop development. Our outdoor netting setup allows for maximum absorption of natural sunlight while protecting from potentially harmful pests without the need for an excessive use of pesticides.
Another major concern often put against cannabis growth is the availability of water supply required in the cultivation of the plant. MGMC recognises and respects this valuable resource, all the water sourced for the cultivation programs is derived from borehole extraction and not from existing supply capacity.
The first of these is that we do not deplete any of the valuable water sources that existing rural communities rely on for their sustenance. In fact, we increase the existing capacity by matching our investment made in the establishment of our borehole water access to that of the rural communities. For every borehole that we build we construct another for the communities thereby ensuring supply to those who need it within the areas of our operations.
Given the rural locations wherein we operate, all our groundwater is clean and free of pollutants negating the need for any further purification of the water supply and the energy cost that comes along with that. Our crops receive access to the highest quality of water at no cost to the local people or the environment. The MGMC project has the potential to be enormously beneficial for water quality and quantity in the regions wherein we operate.
Cannabis & Hemp have both also been shown to be extremely effective for improving soil quality. The plants carry out a process during development called Phytoremediation in which they can remove harmful contaminants from the soil including heavy metals, radioactive elements, pesticides, and acidity imbalances. Hemp is now being used as a rotation crop by farmers in countries including the US for the value it adds to their soil. The growing of such crops can improve soil quality in areas where other crops could not have been successfully cultivated without extensive monitoring. This improves the agricultural potential of the area for all endeavours, not just our own.
MGMC Group’s investment in the Southern and Eastern Africa regions will secure ecologically sustainable development and appropriate utilisation of indigenous natural resources in promoting economic empowerment.
African Honey Conservation
MGMC Group is committed to the ideals of conservation and community action. This commitment extends to our associated projects, including the protection of indigenous bee populations and the harvesting of the natural organic African honey they produce.
The decline of bee populations in recent years has had measurable and devastating effects on
both people and ecosystems. Much of this can be attributed to human activity, but we at
MGMC believe the ability of people to rectify problems is just as strong as the ability to create them.
In collaboration with local bee preservation organisations MGMC aims to protect bee populations crucial to the survival of local communities. Bees are an essential link in a production chain that feeds millions and allows populations to improve their way of life. The bee farming itself is an exceedingly powerful conservation tool. The strategic placement of hives by local communities can serve a wide range of purposes from pollinating crops acting as a deterrent for encroaching wildlife. The success of bee populations directly translates into the success of local peoples in more ways than one.
In addition to these benefits, a healthy bee population will allow for the development of a range of world class holistic products. The region of Sub-Saharan Africa in which we operate, when compared to more Westernised nations, is all but free of pesticides and pollutants. Allowing for the honey created to be of unmatched quality.
Alongside a range of non-cannabinoid related offerings a selection of CBD infused honey products will be created in conjunction with the conservation efforts. The revenue from these will go in large part towards furthering the protection of bee populations and helping the communities that rely on them.
Our honey focused conservation efforts are another area in which MGMC is proud to say...
WE ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE.