Islamic farming: A tool for conservation agriculture
Type of tool
Muslims in sub-Saharan Africa, who farm some of the least fertile land on the continent, have developed a training manual to encourage more sustainable farming practices among millions of African Muslims facing a threat to their food security from climate change.
The manual explains the practical aspects of conservation agriculture, which aims to achieve profits for farmers and sustained levels of production while conserving the environment.
Sub-Saharan Africa’s 248 million Muslims are particularly badly affected by climate change because most are farmers or rely on agriculture for their livelihoods, and the majority live in arid and semi-arid areas vulnerable to droughts and floods.
The manual, entitled “Islamic farming: A tool for conservation agriculture”, integrates Koranic scriptures and Islamic teachings about caring for the Earth with practical training in conservation farming.
It is a collaboration between the Alliance of Religions and Conservation (ARC), a secular British charity that works with faith groups to help them develop environmental programmes, SUPKEM and the Muslim-led international organisation Global One 2015.
For more information, see: http://www.trust.org/item/20140404223849-uszi7/ and: http://www.arcworld.org/projects.asp?projectID=634
Please download the PDF Guide