By the way, I read some books about western expeditions to Asia from the last 200 years to research new resources and compare farming techniques. Not all techniques that have been used traditionally in the area here were the best. People did things for centuries in a very inefficient way just because they did not know better.
So maybe even trying some unknown farming techniques from similar places on different continents might be beneficial.
Alea iacta est ("The die has been cast")