Plant Trees

We're on a mission to plant 1 million trees in partnership with small-scale farmers.

Deforestation for agricultural expansion causes 15–18% of global greenhouse gas emissions. 

Agroforestry can help. It’s a solution that benefits farmers and the planet. By planting trees in agroforestry systems — together with crops — farmers can meet community needs, generate income through organic and fair trade product sales, and enhance their climate resiliency. 

Grow Ahead helps by developing local partnerships with small-scale farmer organizations. Then, these organizations have the resources and education to plant trees in agroforestry systems that go on to support community food security and reduce carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, also known as carbon sequestration. 

Grow Ahead programs also boost the economic resilience of farmers by diversifying their income sources. Despite strong market prices for organic and fair trade products, farmers need support and investment to shift to a resilient, regenerative future. That is where you can help.

Why Agroforestry

Agroforestry is a way of planting crops and trees together to improve social, economic, and environmental benefits. Agroforestry “systems” help farmers restore water and nutrients to their soil, increase the production of food, and pull carbon out of the atmosphere.

Grow Ahead Agroforestry Illustration

See Current Agroforestry Campaigns

For just $2 per tree, you can join us and small-scale farmers in tackling climate change and growing vibrant food forests around the globe.

Indigenous-led Ecosystem Restoration in Mexico

Campaign Goal: $60,000

Country: Mexico

Grow Ahead has teamed up with Communal Assets of the Lacandona Zone (BCZL) to support traditional Mayan agroforestry to boost biodiversity, support soil health and restore freshwater in the lagoons, rivers and springs of the Lacandona Jungle.

Reforestation and Environmental Education in Brazil

Campaign Goal: $50,000

Country: Brazil

Grow Ahead has teamed up with Association for Agricultural Cooperation, Education and the Environment of the state of Pernambuco (ACAEMPE) to support the planting of 80,000 trees and promotion of an environmental education program in Pernambuco, Brazil.

Farmer-to-Farmer Exchange and Reforestation in Colombia

Campaign Goal: $10,000

Country: Colombia

Grow Ahead has teamed up with Association for Cooperativa del Sur del Cauca (COSURCA) and Cooperative Coffees to expand agroecological capacities and community adaptability practices to climate change in Macizo and Sur del Cauca, Colombia.

How Grow Ahead Works

Reforestation has been a hot topic in the world of sustainable climate solutions. What makes Grow Ahead different is not just what we are doing, it’s how we are doing it.

 

Partner directly with local farmers

Prioritize growth of strong forest systems over immediate tree count

Plant in agroforestry systems

Project plan and tree planting is implemented by community organizations

Combine needs of food security and gender equity into reforestation

Build in farmer-to-farmer training on agroforestry and replanting

Reforestation projects planned by local communities and based on trust in local expertise.

Creation of community committees for maintenance and upkeep of seedlings

Strategically plant trees and crops together to enrich soil

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