Organics 4 Orphans-Transforming Agriculture in Africa

"Without a transformation of agriculture in Africa, how will future generations ever raise themselves out of poverty?" - Organics 4 Orphans. Their initiative seeks to address extreme poverty by helping African communities move from food reliance into conditions of self-sufficiency – even into surplus.

They’re doing this by equipping small-scale farmers with the resources and knowledge to farm organically and productively, and then asking those farmers to help the orphans in their communities. By alleviating the strain of food insecurity in poor, rural areas, Organics 4 Orphans creates capacity in those communities to care for orphans, the most vulnerable of the extreme poor.

Their strategies center on rural farming communities, because they believe Africa's future depends on its ability to transform agriculture. Because organic agriculture projects are central to their strategy, they're also contributing to a greener environment for orphans to inherit. The program is low-cost, community-based and sustainable. To learn more about this small group evolved by reading: 'In the Beginning...'

Organic farming can become a significant sink or sequestration pool for greenhouse gasses, literally sucking excess greenhouse gases out of the atmosphere and sequestering them safely in the soil, where they belong. Organics 4 Orphans works to help make the transition to organic farming in Africa that the Africans need to sustain their lives and that we all our children worldwide will benefit from in the future.

"Every seed is awakened and so is all animal life. It is through this mysterious power that we too have our being and we therefore yield to our animal neighbours the same right as ourselves, to inhabit this land." -Sitting Bull