Organics 4 Orphans: Teaching communities to grow sustainble, disease-fighting organics food anywhere for pennies a day.
Our Hope for their Future
Organics 4 Orphans, was created to protect children at risk. We're achieving this vision by building the capacity of African communities to care for the orphans in their midst. Our approach is multi-pronged; we're focusing on four key goals of food security, nutritional training, disease prevention and income generation. Our strategies centre on rural, farming communities, because we believe Africa's future depends on its ability to transform agriculture. Agriculture in Africa has constraints in farming that are unique. By addressing these constraints, Organics 4 Orphans will help the extremely poor in Africa lift themselves to the next rung of development, creating a brighter future for the orphans in their communities. Because organic agriculture projects are central to our strategy, we're also contributing to a greener environment for orphans to inherit. Our program is low-cost, community-based and sustainable.
About Organics 4 Orphans
Organics 4 Orphans wants to see orphans communities move from food scarcity into surplus, by helping farmers learn organic agricultural basics. Through Ecology Action, an organization working in over 140 countries, we've learned how small scale farmers can farm more effectively, sustainably, even in challenging agricultural conditions. Ecology Action has developed a proven approach – the GROW BIOINTENSIVE METHOD - to yield multiple, high-quality harvests each year without conventional agricultural chemicals. Significantly, small, bio-intensive plots, once established require comparatively less labour to maintain than traditional gardens, which is ideal for the elderly, young and sick members of the community. Ecology Action has demonstrated how, by using the bio-intensive method, small scale-farmers can see:
• a 200 - 400% increase in caloric production • a 67 - 88% reduction in water used in farming • a 100% increase in soil fertility • a 99% reduction in the amount of energy used.