Our Mission -To provide sustainable and organic agriculture education and consultation that empowers small farmers to expand crop production in Africa.
We help small-scale farmers improve soil fertility, cut down on their use of commercial fertilizer and pesticides, and form small business groups to pool labor, resources and produce for more efficient local marketing. During the past four years, Go Organic Africa has implemented a broad range of training programs to address the varied needs of the small-scale farming sector.
Sub Saharan Africa still has one of the highest proportions of people living on less than $1.25 a day, according to the MDG report 51% in 2005. Furthermore, in all developing regions children in rural areas are more likely to be underweight than children living in cities and towns (UN MGD report, 2010).
In Africa, communities are often unbalanced with deficiencies in both vitamins from fruit and vegetables and protein from meat. This particularly impacts on pre and post natal mothers and children exposing them to preventable diseases such as Marasmus, Kwashiorkor, anaemia, skin conditions and stunted growth.
Home gardens are one of the remedies to prevent the effect of malnutrition. We aim to reverse the effect of malnutrition by teaching people both the skills to provide themselves with adequate food as well as educating them about the importance of nutrition. Empowering communities, enabling them to create their own source of income as well as being able to improve nutritional levels in the community is the least we can do.
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