The three pillars of Bethany Land institute

Mary's Farm

Lazarus' Forest

Martha's Market

How we came to be

Bethany Land Institute was born as a response to three interrelated problems of food insecurity, deforestation and land depletion in Uganda. The combined effect of these three problems creates three immediate problems for African communities: food insecurity, an ecological crisis, and ongoing conflicts over diminishing water, land and food resources.

Strategies for a solution demand an integrated approach to combating poverty, restoring dignity to the excluded, and at the same time protecting nature.

BLI is working to put the message behind the ‘Laudato Si’ into action. 
— Laudato Si, # 139