Conservation Agriculture

Sep 26, 2017 by Paul Kaufman

"I have never seen such an amazing harvest!"

This season was different. This year, he and his family used conservation agriculture methods in preparing their land. “This year,” says Mr. Muhabe joyfully, “I have harvested 18 bags of corn!! It is an amazing thing for my family to see, because for more than 15 years I have never harvested even HALF of what this season produced. I have never,” he exclaims, “seen such an amazing harvest from this portion of land since I was born in 1949!”

Sep 7, 2017 by Stephan Lutz

Conservation Agriculture Takes Hold

Ruth Ikaru shows off her her crops to representatives of the Canadian High Commission and the Canadian Foodgrains Bank.

Jun 7, 2017 by Paul Kaufman

Conservation Agriculture Success in Tanzania

Two years ago, the northwest region of Geita, Tanzania had an unusually short rainy season. The harvests were small and even nonexistent — except in the village of Igate, where one farmer agreed to use his land as a conservation agriculture demo plot.

Jun 7, 2017 by Faye Yu

Farming Amidst Harsh Realities in Malawi

Pa Fwambi Kapito lives with his wife, two children, and grandson in one of the harshest locations in Malawi. ​It is hot and dry and, in the last three years, his rural village in the south has experienced flash flooding, locusts, armyworms, and drought. Each year there is something that makes it difficult for the 61-year-old man to feed his family through farming.

Apr 13, 2017 by Carol Musoke

Breaking New Ground

Mama Jane Wanjiko’s neighbors are raising their eyebrows. Some are even wondering if it is the work of witchcraft. Who in the middle of a severe dry spell can have such a lush, fruitful garden as Mama Jane’s? Why, she has almost tripled the yield of a usual harvest!

Mar 8, 2017 by Adele Konyndyk

Rozina’s Story of Farming Success

For a long time, Rozina was a struggling farmer. Rozina lives with her family in rural Bangladesh, where many families make a living by farming rice, vegetables, or other crops. Day after day, Rozina and her fellow small-farmers were working hard in their fields, but they were not producing enough food. How were they supposed to feed their families and overcome poverty without good harvests?

Oct 28, 2016 by Jonathan Self

Authentic and Generous Giving

In Christian communities, I think we often overuse or misinterpret the verse that “God loves a cheerful giver” (2 Corinthians 9:6-7).