How we started

Organic Farming International (OFI) is an outgrowth of the experience and knowledge of Jean Claude Mouditou and his wife Ana.

He and his wife spent 5 years serving with YWAM (Youth With A Mission), and 9 years serving with Mercy Ships, an international ministry providing medical care in Africa and other needy countries.

As a part of this ministry in West Africa, the Mouditou’s reached out to poor villages desperate for hope; building relationship, and then, when invited, showing the villagers how to farmer using organic farming practices. Organic farming uses resources they already have, thus they do not need to be dependent on others. By teaching them how the Creator God provides for them they were able to introduce them to the hope and love of Christ.


Having formed an independent 501(c)(3), OFI will now focus on building the campus schools to teach sustainable, organic farming techniques. This enables West African villages to grow healthy, organic food and raise sustainable organic livestock such as sheep, goats, and chicken and to know that God, the creator, loves and cares for them.

OFI teaches these techniques to individuals from West African villages in seminars at this time to generate interest and begin the training. As we build campuses for in-depth training, the student, who is known as a “Village Representatives” or “VRs” will return to their villages to train others in the use of these techniques and the love of God.

The team has been taught how to produce an organic pineapple. They have implemented the knowledge and planted 3 acres of pineapple!


Central to an area where villages have people willing to train OFI purchases a piece of property of 5-6 acres to be used as a campus for its educational program and farm. As travel is difficult in Africa, students will live in.

The campus plan includes:

  • Fields on which to conduct the educational activities of organic farming and animal management
  • A school building
  • Dormitories
  • Cooking and eating facilities
Educational Program
Our educational program is six months long. This encompasses training in organic farming and animal management, hygiene and nutrition, along with the basics of following Christ. In our offering of organic agriculture education a we identify local individuals who are:

  • Interested in organic agriculture
  • Willing to commit the six months on campus in order to learn the organic farming techniques
  • Willing to return to their villages at the end of the six months program and teach others in their village what they have learned


Students will not pay any fees for participating in the program. OFI will provide the students with housing, food, and supplies needed to participate in the program for 6 months.