Grow Ahead Blog

Standing with Small-scale Farmers: An Interview with Fair World Project’s Dana Geffner

Small farmers produce over 70 percent of the world’s food on one-quarter of the planet’s farmland. This may not be possible for much longer. With the pressure of globalization, unjust competition, lack of access to information and changing climate patterns, small-scale farmers around the world are struggling to sustain their livelihoods. So, what can each […]

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Climate, Carbon and Coffee: An Interview with Cooperative Coffees

Ever wondered what climate change and your daily cup of coffee have in common? Recent research reveals that 50 percent of current coffee regions will no longer be suitable for production by 2050 due to climate change. Grow Ahead interviewed Monika Firl, Cooperative Coffees’ Director of Sustainability, to get to the bottom of what work is being done to address this looming crisis.

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Invest in the Future of Food (& Coffee)!

Through organic and regenerative farming practices, small-scale farmers are able to feed 70% of the world’s people on just a fraction of the land. These small-scale farmers are the heart of our global food system (not to mention the source of your daily cup of coffee).

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Grow Ahead: New Crowdfunding Platform to Support Small Farmers

Dr. Bronner’s fair trade partner, Fair World Project launched Grow Ahead, a new crowdfunding platform to support and stand in solidarity with small farmers around the world as they address the challenges of climate change in their communities.

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New Crowdfunding Platform to Connect Funders and Small Farmers

On May 2, leading fair trade advocacy organization Fair World Project launched Grow Ahead, a platform to enable individuals and organizations to stand in solidarity with small farmers.

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Fair World Project Launches Grow Ahead Crowdfunding Platform to Facilitate Direct Lending and More for Small-Scale Farmers

Fair World Project announces launch of Grow Ahead, a crowdfunding platform to facilitate direct lending and more for small-scale farmers.

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Protect Small Farms to Meet Growing Global Food Needs, Study Says

As the world moves towards large-scale plantation agriculture, it’s crucial poor countries protect small farmers to meet the food needs of a growing global population, said a study from Australian researchers published on Wednesday.

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Small-Scale Farmers Confront Climate Change

Supporting and developing small-scale regenerative farming will require significant resources, research and awareness-raising. To successfully confront the challenges of climate change and feed the world, small-scale farmers will have to play a critical role.

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Grow Ahead: Crowdfunding Climate Resilience

Industrial agriculture and food production is a major contributor to climate change, and the small-scale farmers whose regenerative practices our future relies on are bearing the brunt of the impacts.

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