Farming

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Building food security

Food security is chronically poor in Zaka due to recurrent droughts, poor farming practices, high unemployment, and political instability. Malnutrition is a contributing factor in one-half of all childhood deaths. Building food security is essential to improving health and strengthening and equipping families to overcome extreme poverty.

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Biointensive Organic Farming

Communities are trained in nutrition and biointensive farming. The methods taught require minimal space and use no chemical fertilizers or pesticides. Families and communities learn how to develop highly-productive gardens that produce wholesome food year round.

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Even with minimal space, little water, initially poor soil, and no chemical fertilizers or pesticides, families using biointensive farming methods can expect a two to six-fold increase in the output of their land. In addition to making gardens more productive, biointensive farming helps to preserve precious topsoil and biodiversity and recycles nutrients back into the soil through composting. The approach is community-based, low-cost and sustainable–and even contributes to a greener environment.

VillageWorx is part of a growing movement focused on nourishing people, not just feeding them.

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