Lund University, School of Industrial Design

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www.lu.se

Can you see a forest in the palm?

In Riau province in Indonesia, rows of mono-culture coconut palm stretch infinitely, large scale agriculture reducing the local ecosystem to a single crop.

The industrial processing only handles the edible part of the coconut, leaving the fibrous outer shells to be burnt as waste. Can you see a forest in the palm? is an attempt to redesign the plantation structure, integrating new species to mimic the variety found in ecosystems like forests or tropical home gardens. Through the design of plant composition, higher and more diverse yields are obtained, offering new possibilities for farmers in terms of both food and materials.

Lund University, School of Industrial Design

WEBSITE

www.lu.se

Can you see a forest in the palm?

In Riau province in Indonesia, rows of mono-culture coconut palm stretch infinitely, large scale agriculture reducing the local ecosystem to a single crop.

The industrial processing only handles the edible part of the coconut, leaving the fibrous outer shells to be burnt as waste. Can you see a forest in the palm? is an attempt to redesign the plantation structure, integrating new species to mimic the variety found in ecosystems like forests or tropical home gardens. Through the design of plant composition, higher and more diverse yields are obtained, offering new possibilities for farmers in terms of both food and materials.

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