G-BIACK works with farming communities where they are experiencing low food production. 80% of the Kenyan population are farmers, and of these, 90% are small-scale farm holders. Nevertheless, a majority of Kenyan families sleep hungry and wake up without hope of getting food the following day. Food prices have gone up and poverty, which has long been a serious problem, is progressively worsening. People are increasingly unable to buy food or inputs for their farms. G-BIACK aims at helping resource poor farmer collaborators to respond to their food security and soil/crop productivity challenges.
The relative decline in food production is due to many factors, such as:
Escalating prices of agricultural inputs
Decline in soil fertility due to continuous use of chemical fertilizers
Increase in pests and diseases that are resistant to chemicals
Unreliability of rainfall, coupled with scarce ground water sources
G-BIACK center promotes simple, efficient, organic and sustainable ways to increase food production and combat hunger and poverty.