About OACK

It's time to look ahead far into the future, and make changes and difference in livelihood using sustainable organic agriculture education and farming methods to enable families produce enough food to feed themselves, the growing population and improve socially and economically in order to move out of ecological livelihood, inequalities and poverty. Hence sustain sound environment while coping with climate change from grass root.

It’s time to look ahead far into the future, and make changes and difference in livelihood using sustainable organic agriculture education and farming methods to enable families produce enough food to feed themselves, the growing population and improve socially and economically in order to move out of ecological livelihood inequalities and poverty. Hence sustain sound environment while coping with climate change from grass root.

Organic Agriculture Centre of Kenya (OACK) is a non-profit National NGO based in Kangari town of Muranga county, having the purpose to educate, train and work with disadvantaged small scale farming communities on sustainable organic agriculture in Kenya and especially in Eastern Aberdare Agro Ecosystem.Stephen N. Wainaina who is the executive Director initiated founding of organic Agriculture Centre of Kenya (OACK). Then,Stephen N. Wainaina and David Gathuka Coordinator co-founded OACK in 2006. They then registered OACK as a non –profit National NGO with a mandate to educate and train disadvantaged small scale farmers in sustainable agriculture in Kenya.OACK was formed as a result of trial project conducted by common interested farmers groups and OACK subscribers in 2005. During these trials, the two partners found that, there were trends and crisis of continuing population growth and land sub division into small units in the area pressuring on unsustainable resources use and dependence.Evidently, due to these trends and crisis of population increase, the habitat has been found to be getting more crowded, more unsustainably exploited, less ecologically stable, more affected by the food insecurity, poverty, hunger and more vulnerable to environmental and climate change threats to the sustainability of the ecosystem.Effects of these trends and crisis have been found to be the reduction of quality of life for all people. However, OACK being a change agent decided to be working together with communities on their  desired initiatives using sustainable organic agriculture approach for their development because this approach is more viable alternative that is environmentally friendly and effective in coping with climate change.

David Gathuka Karanja – Coordinator – Our focus is to facilitate farming communities with appropriate knowledge, information and skills in sustainable agriculture approaches affordable locally.

This approach operates in harmony with locally available natural resources without use of inputs with adverse effects on healthy and environment. It seeks to promote sustainable practices and actions for development in sound environment to produce health organic foods and other products while conserving natural resources on which production takes place.

OACK’s VISION

Improvement and sustainability in quality of life for communities through sustainable development.

OACK’s MISSION

To promote sustainable Agriculture.main focus.

  1. Training small scale farmers on sustainable organic agriculture.
  2. Providing educational literacy skills in permaculture to schools for a sustainable planet earth on which all living beings depend.

OACK’s CORE VALUES

Prompt service, integrity, transparency, participatory initiatives, hard work, interactiveness, quality service, creativity and innovativeness under the principles:- Ecology, health, care and fairness.

OACK’s OVERALL GOAL

Promoting communities desired initiatives through sustainable organic agriculture for development.