Update from the Agroforestry and Cocoa in Ghana Project

Grow Ahead partnered with Kuapa Kokoo, a cooperative in Ghana to plant 180,000 trees in the Agroforestry and Cocoa in Ghana Project in 2021 and 2022. We had the opportunity to catch up with the folks at Kuapa Kokoo to get an update on the project’s implementation. Climate change and its adverse effects on cocoa…

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Update from The Community-led Reforestation and Food Sovereignty in Thailand

Grow Ahead partnered with the The Assembly of the Poor, nationwide organization of grassroots community-based organizations and groups of people affected by Thai government’s policies and economic development projects, for the Community-led Reforestation in Food Sovereignty campaign. The project worked with 4,000 Farmers + Community Members to plant 65,000 trees and supporting plants. We recently…

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Donation Matching

Grow your impact by checking to see if your employer is one of the thousands of companies that match donations by employees to our organization. Use the below search tool to see if your company will match your donation.

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Eco-shipping with Grow Ahead

Is this the same as carbon offsetting? Grow Ahead uses the term “eco-shipping” to distinguish our projects from conventional tree planting projects that claim to provide carbon offsets.  Carbon offsetting broadly refers to reducing greenhouse gas emissions or the act of storing carbon (e.g., through land restoration or the planting of trees), in order to…

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Observing Fair Trade Month, and why it means not taking the short-cuts

October marks National Fair Trade Month in the United States: a month dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of fair trade, and the promotion of buying and using socially and commercially responsible products. Despite the term’s ubiquity, its full meaning still eludes most of us, with the numerous fair trade entities adding to the confusion. What makes Fair Trade so complicated, and what does Fair Trade mean to Grow Ahead?

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Agroforestry, Cocoa, and what it means for farmers in Ghana

We can find cocoa in cuisines and traditions around the world. In spite of — or perhaps because of — cocoa’s widespread popularity as an ingredient and commodity, traditional cocoa farming is built on colonial models of extraction that exploit the land, farmers, and farm workers.

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Join Divine Chocolate

Tackle climate change. Revitalize livelihoods. Regenerate land. Plant a tree today for just $1. (August 2022 update: this campaign has been closed as the goal has been reached!) As part of a larger initiative to plant 90,000 trees in Ghana, Divine Chocolate is teaming up with Grow Ahead to plant 10,000 trees with Kuapa Kokoo,…

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