African water resources are adequate for the needs of Africa if rainfall and runoff are well managed, using rainwater harvesting, wetland development, mulches and compost. With good land care practices the soil, too, can sustain the people of Africa. Our vision is thus reflected in our name: God provides land and rain; humanity must provide care. Landcare is an approach to land use based on an understanding of the principles of natural resource management: production, conservation and social equity must be combined if sustainable development is to take place in Africa.
The Rainman Landcare Foundation demonstrates and teaches ecologically sound agricultural production methods and effective management and use of Africa=s scarce water resources. It supports the organisation of organic farmers into effective groups, helps them to develop markets, and has assisted in the establishment of independent organic certification agencies. It encourages young people to become organic farmers.