Africa is the most poverty stricken of all the worldís continents, with approximately 750 million subsistence farmers, who are living
undernourished and degraded lives where their current crops yields cannot even provide for their families requirements. Billions of
dollars stream into Africa every year and yet the poor are getting poorer and the numbers of poor people are increasing.
of God says in Hosea 4:6 ĎMy people perish because of a lack of knowledge.í So can there be a solution to this crisis?
that Farming God's Way is part of God's solution for Africa, where it can be turned around from being the "begging bowl" to the "breadbasket
of the world".
Farming God's Way is simply a tool of equipping to empower the poor to help themselves. Farming God's Way was originated
before man was on the face of the earth, when God first put His ways in place to govern His creation and their interrelations
with one another. God is the master farmer who has been farming this way since the beginning and by simply following His Ways, amazing
solutions to the food security and poverty crisis can be revealed.
Proverbs 3:5-6, ďTrust in the Lord with all your heart and do not
lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.Ē
Way is not just a technology, but a well-balanced biblical, management and technological solution for the agricultural domain, to
come out of poverty with what God has put in their hands, and to reveal the fullness of His promised abundant life.
Word brings the revelation and enlightenment that the yoke is first and foremost a spiritual yoke. If we only deal with the technical
and management keys we will not be able to deliver the poor. We teach six major biblical keys to unlocking the potential of the land
and its people.
1) Acknowledge God and God alone
2) Consider your ways
3) Understanding God's all-sufficiency
4) What you
sow you will reap
5) Bring the tithes and offerings to God
6) Stake your claim
We have to teach the poor to make a sustainable
profit for them to come out of poverty.
The 3 management keys are:
1) On time
2) To high standards
3) With minimal wastage
the laws that God has put in place in creation for the most productive ecosystems in the world include little or no soil disturbance,
no destruction or incorporation of surface organic residues and a significant biodiversity of species. In keeping with this
we model our agricultural practises on the above through:
1) No ploughing
2) 100% mulch covers (which we refer to as God's Blanket)
Farming Godís Way has a proven track record of success since 1984, when Brian Oldreive first pioneered these
practices on Hinton estate in Zimbabwe on a largescale commercial farm, eventually cropping 3,500 hectares. Since then, Farming
God's Way has spread into many countries, being used by churches, missionaries and NGOís across the continent. To date in 2010, Farming
God's Way had been extended into Angola, Benin, Burundi, DRC, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria,
Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe and others to varying degrees within Africa,
whilst also touching into Mexico, Nepal, British Gayana, USA and the UK, to name a few.
See Testimonies for some information
on how the promised abundant life in Christ is being revealed in Spirit and truth.
Farming Godís Way is a free gift given to
the wider body of Christ and is a non denominational, non organisational, relational network of people, who share a deep heartfelt
consideration for the poor.
More information can be gleaned from the free manual downloads on the Resources tab.