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FARM STEW International

FARM STEW is a recipe for abundant life. It’s designed to root out the causes of hunger, disease, and poverty. Through African Christian leaders, most of whom are local Seventh-day Adventist church laypeople, FARM STEW educates rural, African families on how to live an abundant life. Although these families are currently the world's poorest and hungriest, FARM STEW teams believe these families can thrive with fresh, homegrown food, clean water, and strong community ties. FARM STEW teams of indigenous workers meet these families where they are, encouraging and equipping them to make choices that contribute to abundant life. FARM STEW also teaches trainers who multiply the message.

FARM STEW teams promote conservation, agriculture, and a whole-foods, plant-based diet that is rich in a rainbow of fruits, vegetables, nuts, whole grains, and legumes, cleansing with water. This is the diet that was given by God in the Garden of Eden (Genesis 1:29) and has been proven by modern science to be the most beneficial in both preventing and treating disease. In Uganda, FARM STEW has trained more than 17,000 people in hands-on cooking classes.

FARM STEW’s eight ingredients are:

  • Farming: Faithfulness to principles revealed in God’s word and observed in nature
  • Attitude: Choice to live God’s way, to be disciplined, and to have a positive outlook
  • Rest: Nightly and weekly for our bodies and also not disturbing the soil and covering it
  • Meals: Plant-based, whole foods diet using mostly what the family can grow themselves
  • Sanitation: In our bodies, with a focus on women, with our food, and around our homes
  • Temperance: Moderation in good things, abstaining from things that are harmful
  • Enterprise: Promoting opportunities, addressing gender bias, to pursue sustainability
  • Water: Fresh, in abundance, detoxifying, for grains and legumes, as well as for our bodies

In the first half of 2017, FARM STEW equipped 50 subsistence farmers with improved soybean varieties that increased their productivity and distributed 100+ seedlings per family to start 54 vegetable gardens for home consumption and seed saving. In addition, more than 900 girls have been provided with a reusable pack of cloth pads made in Uganda. This simple investment prevents girls from dropping out of school and provides freedom from shame!

FARM STEW's vision is to mobilize a global workforce, in small, highly efficient teams in partnership with the local church. Would you consider being part of mobilizing African health and agricultural workers for this cause?


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FARM STEW International

470 Adams St
Tiskilwa, Illinois, 61368
United States
+1 434-409-0866


Joy Kauffman: President and Founder
+1 434-409-0866
Edward Kaweesa: President, FARM STEW Uganda



Old Market Street
Stanbic Bank Building, Room No. 3
Iganga City, Iganga District
+256 753-386634


Edward Kaweesa: President, FARM STEW Uganda