March 2014 – the first manual in conservation agriculture specifically designed for Muslim farmers in Africa was launched in Nairobi, Kenya. “Islamic Farming: A Manual for Conservation Agriculture” integrates Qur’anic scriptures and teachings about caring for the Earth as a religious responsibility with practical training in conservation agriculture.
This manual speaks to Muslim farmers in the language of the Qur’an and the Sunnah and as such offers significant potential to bring sustainable farming principles and practices to millions of Muslim farmers in Africa for the first time.
The creation of this handbook was undertaken under ARC – The Alliance of Religions and Conservation. ARC is a secular body that helps major religions develop their own environmental programmes, based on their own core teachings, beliefs and practices. Particularly they help religions link with key environmental organisations in their areas – creating powerful alliances between faith communities and conservation groups.