Foundations for Farming
Foundations for Farming is an initiative aimed at bringing transformation to individuals, communities and nations through faithful and productive use of land. God has revealed a very simple conservation farming method with an implementation management teaching, which when applied help people to apply the Gospel to their lives.
Their desire is that through the life lesson of farming they will help the vast masses of Africa and the developing world, who are dependant on the land, to faithfully use what they have been given to turn a profit and come out of poverty.
Africa has 30% of the world’s natural resources and some of the best climate, rainfall and soils in the world. Africa has an abundance of arable land. Yet, 35% of the population is chronically undernourished and the whole continent of Africa only contributes 1.3% to the world’s produce – it has the same GDP as a small country like Mexico.*
In the last 50 years, Africa has received over US$ 2,000 billion of aid, yet the number of people living in poverty has increased.
While world grain production has been increasing, Africa’s production has remained stagnant.
Foundations for Farming can reverse these trends because it brings a very effective and appropriate technology and implementation system and deals with the socio-cultural causes of the problem.
It is a natural law that those who are faithful with what they have, gain more. Foundations for Farming principles protect and preserve the soil and rain a farmer is given.
In natural creation:
There is no ploughing.
There is a wonderful mulch cover from fallen leaves and plant material.
This greatly reduces soil erosion and captures and transfers the precious water effectively to the plants, reducing the risk from drought, pests and disease.
Their recommendations are:
Do not plough.
Do not burn.