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International Insights: Hussen Ahmed Turns Agrowastes from the Flower Industry into Gold in Ethiopia

We talked to Hussen Ahmed of Soil & More Ethiopia about recycling waste from the flower industry and turning it into compost, which he provides to smallholder farmers to help regenerate their land. For Hussen, soil building with compost was an obvious solution to recycle green waste and regenerate land in a country plagued by drought and desertification.

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Grow Ahead Welcomes Five New Board Members

We are pleased to welcome five new board members, from a diversity of sectors, to our team! These passionate individuals will help us on our mission to support small-scale family farming communities tackle climate change for the next two years.

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A Farmer-Led Vision for a New Food System in Paraguay

Grow Ahead has launched a campaign to support the development of an agroecology center in Paraguay in partnership with La Via Campesina. We are raising $20,000 to train dozens of farmers, including 37 agroecology university students, and support the establishment of an aquaculture training program and other agroecological activities.

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Promoting Conservation Agriculture Among Rural Farmers in Ghana

The Centre for No-Till Agriculture (CNTA) shares an update on the Grow Ahead project that was crowdfunded earlier this year. Since the project was funded, the CNTA team has begun the one-year hands on training process with 41 farmers.

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Update from Agroecology Scholarship Recipient Vasantha Kumari

Vasantha Kumari, from the Amrita Bhoomi agroecology center in south India recently received a scholarship from Grow Ahead for her work on the conservation of local seeds. Here’s the latest update. 

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Be a Part of Grow Ahead—Join Our Board of Directors!

We’re on a mission to support 100,000 small-scale farmers tackle climate change in their communities. Interested? Join us. We’re looking for passionate individuals to join our board of directors.

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COMSA: Developing the Potential of Farmers in Marcala, Honduras

Founded in 2000 by 62 farmers who wanted to change how coffee was grown, Cafe Organico Marcala (COMSA) is now comprised of over 300 members, many of whom belong to the Lenca indigenous peoples, bringing traditional sustainable farming practices to the fore. Now internationally recognized as innovators in organic practices—from carbon sequestration, and coffee drying…

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Grow Ahead Joins 1% for the Planet

Grow Ahead, an organization dedicated to supporting regenerative organic agriculture on communities on the frontlines of climate change, joins 1% for the Planet.

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How Farmer-to-Farmer Trainings are Spreading New Solutions to Climate Change

In the fall of 2017, Grow Ahead successfully crowdfunded a farmer-to-farmer training in Nicaragua. The training brought together more than twenty farmers and participants from around the world, mostly coffee farmers from Central and South America. Ryan Zinn caught up with one of the participants, José Fernando Reyes of Norandino Cooperative in Peru, to hear more.

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