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

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

Jump to: Support a Training | Why Farmer-to-Farmer TrainingsSuccessful Crowdfunding Campaigns 

Featured Training

Please return soon to see opportunities to support farmer-to-farmer trainings. If you would like to donate to Grow Ahead’s ongoing farmer-to-farmer training fund, please contribute below.

Support Farmer to Farmer Trainings

$
Plus an additional to cover gateway fees.
Select Payment Method
Personal Info

Donation Total: $25.00

{amount} donation plus {fee_amount} to help cover fees.

group_cropped

Taking Root, Nicaragua / Photo credit: Cooperative Coffees

Why Support Farmer-to-Farmer Trainings?

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

Capacity building and training for small-scale farmers results in the revitalization 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. Pollinating 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:

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

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

Together we can cool the planet and feed the world.
Support farmer-to-farmer trainings and invest in the future.

Support Farmer to Farmer Trainings

$
Plus an additional to cover gateway fees.
Select Payment Method
Personal Info

Donation Total: $25.00

{amount} donation plus {fee_amount} to help cover fees.