Grow Ahead Blog
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…Read More
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.Read More
This Earth Day, discover the potential of Fair Trade, small-scale farmers and agroforestry to regreen the earth, tackle climate change and create a fair and equitable food system.
Celebrate Earth Day by joining us for a webinar to meet women from around the world who are leading the regeneration of agriculture and nurturing the next generation of farmers.Read More
Join us on February 7th to talk about the brand opportunity for regenerative agriculture from strategic marketing expert Eric J Pierce (New Hope Network); how partnering with small-scale farmers can boost your brand’s social and environmental impact from Grow Ahead’s Alex Groome; and hear from Guayaki’s Gretchen Grani about how yerba mate is regenerating rainforest and livelihoods.Read More
Join us for your lunch break for a free webinar to learn about the science behind one of the 100 leading climate solutions from agroforestry expert and Project Drawdown Senior Fellow Eric Toensmeier; the story of a leading agroforestry farm in Brazil from agroforester, businessman, and former Formula 1 racing driver Pedro Diniz; and how agroforestry can support climate resilient farms while boosting local food security for small-scale farmers from Grow Ahead’s director, Ryan Zinn Rodriguez.Read More
Grow Ahead re-launched in May 2017 to support small-scale farmers address the challenge of climate change in their communities by crowdfunding for farmer-driven resiliency efforts. And thanks to you, we’ve come a long way. Here are a few highlights from 2017 that we look forward to expanding upon in 2018.Read More