We are the solution for food, nutritional and environmental insecurity through the application of authorized sustainable organic agricultural principles to create employment opportunities for the youth, prioritizing women and persons living with disabilities both in urban and rural communities in Ghana.
GOOD NUTRITION FOR INCREASED PRODUCTIVITY, REDUCED POVERTY AND BETTER LIVES THROUGHSUSTAINABLE ORGANIC AGRICULTURE!!!
Improving the livelihoods of the youth and persons living with disabilities in both urban and the rural is at the heart of BAKABRI’s work,
maximizing agriculture’s contribution to improving nutrition is an essential tool to apply, good nutrition begins with
food and agriculture.
Malnutrition takes many forms: under nutrition, micronutrient deficiencies, and obesity and overweight.
1. Undernutrition is the largest contributor to child and maternal mortality worldwide, and nearly 25 per cent of children under 5 are chronically malnourished.
More than 2 billion people suffer from micronutrient malnutrition. And it should be remembered that three quarters of the world’s hungry people live in rural areas, and, in contradiction many of them are smallholder farmers.
Malnutrition blights lives and undercuts social and economic development. Children who are chronically malnourished in the
critical first thousand days beginning at conception Can suffer permanent damage to their physical and mental development.
Over their lifetimes, underfed individuals can earn 10 per cent less than well-nourished ones.
One study found that under nutrition in Africa causes economic losses that differ by country. From 1.9 to 16.5 per cent of GDP. In addition, governments end up spending billions of dollars on programmes in order to deal with poor nutrition and its effects.
Good nutrition is thus not just an outcome of economic growth and social development but an essential input as well. Investing in nutrition through agriculture is more than a social good. It is sound Development policy and good economics.
The challenges of achieving good nutrition, however, are progressively more complex. The eating of processed foods and the more deskbound lives of an increasingly urban population are amplifying the Prevalence of overweight, obesity and diet-related illnesses, such as heart disease and diabetes.