The GROW BIOINTENSIVE Agriculture Centre of Kenya (G-BIACK) is a community based not for profit organization in Thika, Kenya that promotes biointensive agriculture, which is a form of ecological agriculture where no chemicals are used. The practices used allow for biointensive planting for increased volume and yields. It is already helping thousands of small scale farmers to raise their own food and increase levels of food security through the following practical solutions: small livestock production, water harvesting techniques, community tree nurseries, tree planting, human nutrition, food value preservation, small micro-businesses training and support targeting HIV/AIDS widows, and programs that address the needs of rehabilitated prostitutes and abandoned boys.
The main goal is to create empowerment and self-reliance within these Kenyan communities that will lead to better food sovereignty and improve the livelihoods of engaged citizens. GROW BIOINTENSIVE ecological farming soil preparation creates growing soils with more surface area to maximize yields and reduce water loss. It makes it possible to grow food using 67% to 88% less water, 50% to 100% less fertilizer, and 99% less energy. This method can also produce 2 to 6 times more food, build the soil up to 60 times faster than in nature if done properly, and can greatly reduce the amount of land needed per crop. As research has shown, the root cause of many of the issues in surrounding communities is the issue of food security, and G-BIACK is addressing that through new, innovative agricultural methods that can greatly benefit all those involved.