Agroforestry and Cocoa in Ghana

“Africa has a lot to teach [to] the different cuisines of the world; what we eat and food policies related to sustainability and territory are important.” Selassie Atadika- Ghanaian Chef, Culinary Ambassador, and Foodways Advocate   We can find cocoa in cuisines and traditions around the world. To start, we can talk about what Cocoa…

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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…

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Women-led Reforestation in Brazil: Trees and Supporting Plants

In Ceará, MST and the Central Cooperative of Areas of Agrarian Reform of Ceará (CCA) have organized several campaigns, mobilizing peasant families towards food sovereignty, agroecology, and boosting the autonomy of peasant women by valuing their expertise in the construction of knowledge exchange processes from peasant to peasant. Grow Ahead and CCA Ceará have showcased 5 of the trees planted in the Women-led Reforestation in Brazil.

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The Climate Crisis, COP26 and Small-farmer Solutions.

Grow Ahead and Fair World Project are teaming up as the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) kicks off to highlight the role that agriculture plays in the climate crisis and to demand that world leaders center the demands of small-scale farmers on the frontlines of climate change.

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Project Update: Guatemala, Colombia and Nicaragua

Grow Ahead teamed up with Food 4 Farmers to support three agroforestry projects with Maya Ixil Cooperative in Guatemala, SOPPEXCCA in Nicaragua and COMEPCAFE in Colombia. All three projects have begun activities from trainings, building nurseries and distributing trees amongst the families participating in the projects.

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Earth Week with Grow Ahead

Each year on April 22nd we come together to celebrate environmental protection and climate action. Let’s commemorate this day cultivating our knowledge educating ourselves about climate justice, intersectional environmentalism, regenerative agriculture and grass-roots movements!

We have listed some climate webinars around the world for you:

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Scholarships for Women Farm Leaders Update: “Pata de Chucho” training

Last year we partnered with Café Orgánico Marcala (COMSA), a cooperative of 1,573 small coffee producers in Márcala, La Paz, Honduras, for the Scholarship for Women Farmleaders Campaign. We crowdfunded $5,000 for 10 women to attend the internationally recognized training called “Pata de Chucho”, a name that symbolizes the importance of receiving and sharing the…

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We’re Hiring: Part-time Social Media & Outreach Coordinator Position

About us Grow Ahead is an organization that connects people directly to small-scale farmer organizations to support them as they combat climate change in their communities. We partner with local farmer-run cooperatives to support community-led reforestation projects that benefit people and the planet.  Industrial agriculture and food production are major contributors to climate change. Small-scale…

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Agroforestry & Food Security For Small-Scale Farming Communities

Agroforestry is a system of land management where trees are deliberately planted with agricultural crops to emulate native forestry systems. Farmers and Indigenous communities have been planting crops and trees together in food-forest systems for thousands of years. In recent years agroforestry has  become increasingly recognized as a way of land management that sequesters carbon…

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