Subscribe to Grow Ahead's newsletter to receive occasional news from the Grow Ahead community and updates on opportunities to lend or donate to support small scale farmers around the world. 

* indicates required

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.

Sponsor a Training

Promoting Conservation Agriculture in Ghana

Campaign Goal: $5,000

Country: Ghana

The Centre for No-Till Agriculture is providing education and capacity building for smallholder farmers in conservation agriculture. This campaign will support the installation of five learning plots and training for approximately 250 farmers over the course of one year.

Learn More

Holistic Land Management Training for Communities in Zimbabwe

Campaign Goal: $13,000

Country: Zimbabwe

Support 3 communities (150 people) access training and gain skills in holistic management; aid in the development in leadership and community-driven grazing plans; reduce human/wildlife conflict; build soil health; and start a seed saving bank to support local food security.

Learn More

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:

Farmer Knowledge Exchange: 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