Daily News Archive
July 3, 2006
Overcome Child Malnutrition Through Organic Farming In Lostotho
Pesticides, July 3, 2006) Farmers
in Nthabiseng, Losotho have made a significant achievement in overcoming
child malnutrition. Through organic farming, farmers say have had their
best yields with low cost agriculture inputs and have produced enough
food to enable children to eat three full balanced meals a day.
Speaking on behalf of farmers during a farmers’ day held at Serutle
village in Nthabiseng, farmer Matheko Lei said that with organic farming
farmers now use indigenous seeds and kraal manure to improve soil fertility,
instead of using expensive high breed seeds and chemical fertilizers.
“Best yields will enable the community to maintain their food
security, where they will be able to provide good nutrition, win the
war against malnutrition and prolong the lives of HIV infected people,”
She appealed to those who were not practicing organic farming to join
them, and protect the health of their children through proper nutrition.
Take Action: Help support a similar local
organic farm project in Ethiopia. The project still needs to raise
more money and every bit counts! Help promote sustainable development
that is safe for the people and the environment. Donations can be sent
to Beyond Pesticides at 701 E St SE, Washington, DC 20003. Please indicate
that your donation is for the Ginchi Farm.