GROWING MORE FOOD
ON LESS LAND, LESS WATER
LESS CHEMICALS AND LESS CARBON FUEL
The Native American Young, Beginning and Small Enterprise Center ("NAYBSEC") has accepted the challenge to address the water, energy and food crisis by focusing on growing more healthy human and animal foods on less land, less water, less chemicals and less carbon fuel. Your assistance in helping meet this challenge is specifically requested and needed.
NAYBSEC is a non-profit 501c(3) corporation organized to provide applied research, development and commercialization of new technologies and enterprises to increase agriculture and business activities for Native Americans and rural communities. It is located at the Wes Watkins Research and Extension Center near Lane, Oklahoma. All contributions and support is tax deductible under the IRS Code.
The food crisis is real and demanding immediate attention. The world demand for food is rising more than 4% percent each decade and the supply is decreasing more than 2% over the same period. Food shortages are expected to cause food prices to go up more than 40% this decade and the USDA is calling for an addition 100 thousand new farmers by 2030 to help address the issue.
It is clear that the food crisis is closely entwined with the water and energy crisis that is increasing poverty in the U. S. and the world. Many parts of the world, including the U. S. are already identified as food deserts. The impact on the poor, including Native Americans is obvious.
The globalization of agriculture has created additional concerns about healthy plant and animal foods. This has stimulated a growing movement for sustainability local production of fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs.