GROW West Africa is non-profit and non-governmental organization with major focus on agriculture deploring sustainable biologically-intensive small-scale, simple and manual way of raising food using resources that rely on local, renewable resources to meet the needs of a community while maintaining and improving soil fertility.
This system does not use any form of chemical and only use compost to grow food, with less water, land and resources and results shows that;
- reduce water usage per unit of production by 67% ],
- reduce purchase fertilizer (inorganic fertilizer form) by more than 50% per unit of production,
- result in a 94% to 99% reduction in the amount of energy used per unit of production,
- a 100% increase in soil fertility while productivity increases and resources decreases,
- 200% to 400% increase in income per unit of area.
This is a kind of system we need in West Africa, no more a sub region where developed countries dump their processed foods not suitable for us, but for us to grow what we eat and eat what we grow and also fixing our soil making the environment safer. So any individual, community, organization and agency interested in solving the problem of hunger, alleviating poverty and tackling food shortfall to food security for the sub region are welcome on aboard.
In every 5 years we will train 10,000 men, women and youth into self-sufficient small scale gardeners and intending farmers through our development center.
GROW WEST AFRICA will educate different communities, mobilize young men and women into small scale farming, bring farmers together introducing them to GROW BIO-INTENSIVE approach to farming, and then establish farm settlements in those communities functioning as hubs for the West-African sub-region in Ghana, Nigeria and beyond.
GROW WEST AFRICA will reduce hunger and poverty, help to create employment and increase sustainable agricultural development in West Africa through promoting the GROW BIO-INTENSIVE whole-systems, sustainable farming method starting from Ghana, then in Nigeria.