Agriculture

WHY ORGANIC?

1. Protect Future Generations

     You receive four times the exposure of at least eight widely used cancer causing pesticides in food. The food choice will impact your child’s health in the future.

2. Prevent Soil Erosion

Soil is the foundation of the farming. But chemically fertilized soil is used excessively for getting extra yield which causes the soil erosion.

3. Protect Water Quality

   Water makes up two third of our body mass and covers three fourths of the planet . Chemical pesticides (some cancer causing) contaminate the ground water in polluting the primary source of your drinking water.

4. Save Energy

More energy is used to produce synthetic fertilizers. Organic farming is based upon labour-intensive practices such as weeding by hand and using green manure. Organic produce uses less energy therefore saving in energy.

5. Keep Chemicals Off Your Plate

     EPA considers 60% of all herbicides,90% of all fungicides and 30% of all insecticides are carcinogenic. Chemical Pesticides are poisons designed to kill living organisms, and are also harmful to humans. In addition to cancer, pesticides are linked to birth defects, nerve damage and genetic mutation.

6. Protect Farm Workers Health

A Cancer Institute study found that farmers exposed to Chemical Pesticides had a six time greater risk than non-farmers. Pesticide poisonings among farm workers have raised an average of 14% per year. Field workers suffer the highest rates of occupational illness.

7. Support a True Economy

  Organic farming is less expensive than conventional farming, conventional farming do not reflect hidden costs include pesticide regulation, testing, hazardous waste disposal & clean up, and damage to the environment, which in and of it, is priceless.

8. Promote Biodiversity

   Monocropping is the practice of planting large plots of land with the same crop year after year. While this approach tripled farm production has left the soil lacking in natural minerals and nutrients. To replace the nutrients, chemical fertilizers are used which only compounds the problem.

9. Healthy Food

   Organic farming starts with an abundance of nutrients in the soil, which leads to the nourishment of the plant, which ultimately give true flavour, better taste and healthy food. That’s why many chefs use organic foods in their recipes.

10. Environment Friendly

Organic inputs are biodegradable, residual free, easy available, cost effective, do not effect the balance of nature and non pollutants.

Donor

Project title

Polish Aid Enhancing sustainable organic agriculture production in rural Egypt through local youth vacational training
CCFD Agricultural development
Embassy of Japan (2012) Establishment of a vocational training facility for enviromentally friendly agriculture in New Valley
CCFD Promotion of organic agriculture and professionalization of Dakhla oasis farmers
Sawiris Community empowerment and job-creation through Organic Agri-Business development project in the New Valley
Nahdet El Mahrousa Youth employment through vocational training

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