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We're on a mission to support 100,000 small-scale farmers to address the challenge of climate change in their communities through crowdfunding for climate resilience.

We team up with farmer organizations around the world to support climate resiliency initiatives.
Read their stories, or join us in investing in the future of farming.

IALA Guarani: Farmer-to-Farmer Social Movements Take Root in Paraguay

Campaign Goal: $20,000

Country: Paraguay

La Via Campesina member IALA Guanari is developing an agroecology center in Paraguay to provide education and support for rural communities. By supporting peer-to-peer training in rural areas, we can help rural communities build food sovereignty, grow food security, and tackle rural poverty.

Reforestation and Revitalizing Coffee Production in Peru

Campaign Goal: $46,700

Country: Peru

Grow Ahead has teamed up with Peruvian Cooperativa Norandino to support the families affected by “La Roya” blight through a farmer-driven agroforestry program. The program is geared towards revitalizing their coffee production, as well as supporting the conservation and reforestation of the local ecosystem.

Why Small-Scale Farmers and Climate Resiliency?

  • 380 million smallholder farming families in the Global South produce over 70% of food (as measured by total calories) for the Global South and at least half, by the same measurement, consumed globally.
  • Small-scale farmers are among the most affected by climate change even though they don’t produce a lot of greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Small-scale farmers practicing regenerative organic agriculture can drawdown greenhouse gas emissions and help mitigate global climate change.
  • Small-scale farmers receive little government or market support and safeguards and are vulnerable to increasing pest pressure, decreasing yields, and climate extremes.

Crowdfunding for Climate Resiliency

Farmers need information and resources to create healthy and resilient farms that will continue to feed their communities. That‘s where we come in. We team up with local organic and fair trade farmer cooperatives around the world to crowdfund for climate resiliency initiatives in four key areas:

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Agroecology Scholarships for Women Farm Leaders

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Regional Farmer-to-Farmer Trainings

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Revolving Loan Program

Tree Planting in Agroforestry Systems

Our Impact

WITH YOUR HELP, WE'VE FUNDED:

Promoting Conservation Agriculture in Ghana

Ghana
$3,025 raised
1,500 farmers
Ended September 1, 2018

Holistic Land Management Training – Chisuma, Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe
$3,636 raised
150 households
Ended September 1, 2018

Scholarship for Vasantha Kumari

India
$2,500 raised
1 scholarship
Ended July 1, 2018

Diversification Strategies in Smallholder Coffee Systems

Nicaragua
$7,000 raised
70 people
Ended June 17, 2018

Planting Hope: National Campesina a Campesina Exchange

Chile
$10,000 raised
55 women farmers
Ended May 31, 2018

COMSA Organic Agriculture Scholarships

Honduras
$3,500 raised
10 farmers
Ended September 31, 2017

Regional Farmer-to-Farmer Exchange for Coffee Farmers on Reforestation

Nicaragua
$15,000 raised
30 farmers
Ended September 15, 2017

Business Growing a Better World

We believe business has an important role to play in boosting resilience in family farming communities on the frontlines of climate change. We partner with value-driven companies to develop joint-fundraising campaigns to support impactful climate resilience projects.