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Church-Based Community Transformation

Conservation Agriculture Training

Help farmers grow 2x-3x more food and escape poverty for good.

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Solving the hunger problem

Hunger goes beyond the dinner table. Constantly worrying about where your child’s next meal will come from makes it impossible to plan for the future. Poor crops means no income and no savings; escaping from poverty is a fantasy.

  • Almost 690 million people in the world are hungry and malnourished.
  • Nearly 98% of whom live in developing countries.
  • In the countries we serve, families survive on one meal or less 5 to 6 months of the year. 

This “hunger gap” perpetuates the cycle of poverty and leads to stunted growth in children, violence, and gender inequality.

We don’t believe that hunger is part of God’s Kingdom. Through conservation agriculture training you can help farmers grow more crops so that they can escape hunger, earn more income, and escape poverty for good.

Over the last year

individuals are more food secure
farmers were trained in conservation agriculture
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increase in crop output
How it Works
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We work with local churches to train communities on simple, environmentally friendly agriculture techniques from the fundamentals of Mulching to Smart Crop Rotation.
Mulching keeps available moisture and the soil, supresses weeds, and improves soil fertility.
Farmers learn about “no-till” cultivation of soil, which retains water, decreases erosion, and reduces labour.
Through smart crop rotation and intercropping, the land retains its nutrients and protects against crop diseases and pests.
Within three years, farmers are able the increase their crop output by 2-3X and reduce the hunger gap.

Whole-life transformation

Together we’re stopping the cycle of poverty
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Other Areas of Focus

The solution to poverty is more than physical, it’s spiritual. Instead of handouts, you will be partnering with local churches to permanently lift families out of poverty. Will you join us?


Tearfund Canada
600 Alden Rd.,
Markham, ON L3R 3T7
t: 1-800-567-8190
e: connect@tearfund.ca


Charity Number: 108222191 RR 0001