Grow Ahead Blog

Sustainability, Small-Scale Farmers and Responsible Reforestation | A Webinar with Grow Ahead

A webinar with Grow Ahead discussing the importance of nature based climate solutions like agroforestry and regenerative, organic agriculture and ways that your business can reach it’s sustainability goals by partnering with community-led agroforestry projects that benefit people and the planet.

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Grow Ahead Partners with Food 4 Farmers for Reforestation Projects in Nicaragua, Colombia, and Guatemala

Grow Ahead, a digital platform that supports farmer-led climate resiliency projects around the world, is joining forces with Food 4 Farmers in partnership with Indigenous and women-led farming cooperatives. This new initiative will launch three crowdfunding campaigns to plant over 93,000 food and habitat trees in community agroforestry projects in Colombia, Guatemala, and Nicaragua.

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Loans for Beekeeping: An Update on Past Loan Recipients

We got an update from the past recipients of the Micro-loans for Beekeeping in Chiapas campaign to hear about how the loans were used, the impacts of beekeeping on coffee production and how farmers are adapting admits the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Community Associations and Long-Term Resilience: Update from Norandino

We have another update after the Grow Ahead campaign with Cooperativa Norandino to plant 45,000 trees, revitalize coffee production and create community associations to monitor ecosystem health and support education and capacity-building around reforestation and conservation. Read about the work of community associations on reforestation and food security as well as Norandino’s commitment to long-term climate resiliency.

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Grow Ahead Launches Community and Carbon Initiative

As the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day is celebrated this week, Grow Ahead, a digital crowdfunding platform that supports farmer-led climate resiliency projects around the world, is launching the Community and Carbon Initiative to give individuals and businesses the opportunity to partner with agroforestry and forest protection efforts as a way to take responsibility for their environmental impact and contribute to carbon sequestration.

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Climate Change, Coffee and Honey: An Interview with Alejandra Trujillo

We got the chance to interview Alejandra Trujillo who works with impacto café to get an idea of how climate change is affecting small-scale coffee producers in Mexico and how diversification can offer solutions for communities and the planet.

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Interview with Raúl and Carmen from CAC Pangoa

I got the chance to visit the chakra of Raúl and Carmen Alanya Saramiento. Raúl and Carmen are long time members of the Peruvian Cooperative CAC Pangoa and Raúl is the Chairman of the Board of Directors for Pangoa. Carmen was one of the initial cooperative members to begin reforesting their land in 2008 and growing coffee in an agroforestry, or food-forest, system. They have an impressive 14 acre farm where they grow coffee, cacao, yucca, bananas, and fruit trees. They have a vegetable garden where they grow spinach, onion, zucchini, squash, peppers and herbs and they raise pigs, chickens, guinea pigs, and fish.

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Following Up: Reforesting with Norandino

Grow Ahead and Cooperative Coffees teamed up with Peruvian Cooperativa Norandino successfully to plant 45,000 trees, reforesting 45 hectares of land in Piura, Peru. The program is geared towards revitalizing the coffee production of families in Las Lomas de Palo Blanco, as well as supporting the conservation and reforestation of the local ecosystem.

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Grow Ahead Partners with Coop Coffees and Bean North for a Women-led Reforestation Project in Peru

Bean North Coffee Roasting Co. Ltd., an organic and fair trade coffee roaster from Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada, and green coffee importing cooperative, Coop Coffees, have announced regenerative commitments to support a agroforestry tree planting campaign in the Peruvian Amazon launched by Grow Ahead, a crowdfunding platform that supports small-scale farmers and climate resiliency projects around the world

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