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.
Campaign Goal: $3,575
On average, women make up 43% of the agricultural labor force and produce 60 to 80% of food crops in poorer parts of the world. Women have less access to a range of resources, including education. Sponsor education on regenerative organic agriculture for 10 women farmers from the Café COMSA.
Campaign Goal: $20,000
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.
Campaign Goal: $10,000
Support ten smallholder coffee producers in Chiapas diversify into organic honey by starting their own or growing their beekeeping business in order to help farmers diversify production, improving livelihood and income.
Campaign Goal: $46,700
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:
WITH YOUR HELP, WE'VE FUNDED:
Ended February 21, 2019
Ended September 1, 2018
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Ended July 1, 2018
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55 women farmers
Ended May 31, 2018
Ended September 31, 2017
Ended September 15, 2017