What We Do
Together Crown Financial Ministries and Foundations for Farming have developed a comprehensive approach to equip a farmer in the
Three biggest areas of need to escape generational poverty:
stewarding the land to increase crop yield while protecting the environment
stewarding relationships to create a strong family unit
stewarding the crop yield to manage personal income
We have sought God for a solution to help the poor be the world’s best farmers – He has supplied us with a method that works. It is often referred to as “Conservation Agriculture” but it’s much more than that …
How It’s Done
Core Farming Methods:
No plowing – minimal soil disturbance
No burning – mulch cover
High Standards of Management
Profitability is possible if you faithfully apply these management principles of doing everything:
Plan ahead. Prepare well. Start early. Never be late!
At a High Standard.
Do every step as well as you can with no shortcuts. Be honest and honorable in all you do.
Don’t waste time, soil, water, sunlight, seed, nutrients, labor, energy, or opportunity.
If you do these things faithfully with thankfulness, there will be no need for fear and hopelessness and you will have hope and joy which gives you strength.
And it’s scalable!
The Foundations for Farming principles can be applied in the smallest back yard garden to the largest commercial farm. On a small scale all work is manual and requires nothing more technical than a hoe.
Typically, a farmer will be able to grow sufficient food to:
Feed their family annually
Sell surplus to make a profit to cover next year’s seed and living expenses
Give generously to others
A farmer capable of spreading the knowledge, skills and hope they have received to actually end hunger, dependency and poverty in their village, multiplying into neighboring communities.
Sustainable farming with increased local yields