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Farmer to Farmer Training Fund

Experience has shown that farmers around the world learn best from their peers.

The Farmer-to-Farmer movement is based upon community empowerment, traditional knowledge, and local innovation and cooperation. Farmer-to-farmer trainings are the most effective method to “scale out” agroecology. Grow Ahead endeavours to support farmer-to-farmer trainings on climate resilient agriculture such as agroecology and regenerative organic agriculture.

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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.

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Why Support Farmer-to-Farmer Trainings?

Emerging from Central America in the 1970s, the “Farmer-to-Farmer” movement has fuelled the training of thousands of peasant farmers by facilitating the exchange of practical experiences and best practices.

TAKE ACTION FOR CLIMATE

Small-scale farmers practicing regenerative organic agriculture can drawdown greenhouse gas emissions and help tackle global climate change. Farmer-to-farmer trainings are an opportunity to plant a seed for scaling out climate resilience tactics quickly and effectively in culturally appropriate ways.

TACKLE POVERTY

Training and capacity building for small-scale farmers revitalizes of local economies and supports the preservation of traditional indigenous knowledge.

CULTIVATE FOOD SECURITY

Farms practicing regenerative agriculture produce higher yields and healthier food compared with conventional agriculture, especially in times of extreme weather such as flooding and drought. Spreading regenerative agricultural knowledge via peer-to-peer knowledge exchange helps to alleviate the global food crisis.

IMPROVE THE ENVIRONMENT

Regenerative organic agriculture preserves, protects and restores biodiversity and water resources. It also reduces/eliminates the need for deforestation as well as synthetic chemicals and fertilizers thereby improving human and environmental health.

Successful Crowdfunding Campaigns

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

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

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

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