Caring for the Land

Bethany Land Institue

Bethany Land Institute exists to address three interrelated problems in rural Africa—food insecurity, environment degradation and poverty. At the base of these problems lies a theological problem that has to do with failure to see and acknowledge our deep connection with the land and an attempt to escape from our vocation to “till the land and take care of it.” (Genesis 2:15). The Bethany Land Institute seeks to recover this mandate by forming and supporting the poor in Africa, especially the youth, in practices of sustainable farming, ecological consciousness, and economic entrepreneurship.