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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Soil School Needs Your Help To Teach the People of Niue How to Feed Themselves


Erosion, increased drought, more intense and frequent tropical cyclones – these destructive events are forcing people to change to a more resilient natural farming system that looks at soil biology as the indicator of farm management success.

 Biological farming practices are changing the lives of farmers across the pacific.

 Farmers are increasingly reliant on expensive chemical fertilizers and pest control inputs, which not only damage the environment and future farming potential of the land, but also take money away from family necessities and children's education.

 We particularly encourage the involvement of younger students and women so the next generation continues on the path to sustainable production.

 Currently up to 90% of food on the island is imported, farmers urgently need a solution to reverse this trend and bring the once fertile soils back from the brink to a sustainable level.

 Everything we do at Organic Matters Foundation is underpinned by the belief that investing in people, strengthening communities and protecting the environment goes hand-in-hand.

By giving the people in greatest need, access to information we take for granted, we empower them to make more informed choices and in doing so help themselves, their community and the environment.

 We have been pursuing funding for the people of Niue for two years without success.

 The Soil School can help reverse their situation but we need your help!
 Every contribution welcomed

Make your donation HERE.

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