We are driving a shift to
As a major by-product of developing fuelwood resources, Biomass Group is a catalyst for organic food production. By educating smallholder farmer suppliers on the benefits to soil regeneration by using Gliricidia as organic fertilizer, organic pesticides, fungicides and microbial cultures.
Over time, the switch to organic farming techniques should translate
into higher prices for organic food produce. Biomass Group serves as a
conduit to market for the food produce from farmer suppliers.
Over the last 4 years, we have conducted over 700 training programs to
help educate farmers on how to replace their costly chemical inputs with
free organic compost and pesticide based on Gliricidia leaves. Farmers are also taught how to efficiently harvest fuelwood and switch to organic food produce for their families. In many of the areas in which we work Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) – linked to chemical farm inputs – is a real health concern.
Farmers are also educated on climate change impacts on their land and
mitigation options, human rights and women’s rights and the impacts and legality of child labor – in keeping with the RSB standard and in anticipation of the VCS and CCBS standards.