Sponsor women farm leaders with a scholarship today!

Women farmers in developing countries significantly less resources and rights compared to their male counterparts. Grow Ahead’s mission is to support capacity building for women smallholder farmers by providing funding for agroecology scholarships. By “training trainers,” scholarships have a multiplier effect spreading agroecology knowledge and experiences far and wide.

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Please return soon to see opportunities to support women smallholders. If you would like to donate to Grow Ahead’s ongoing scholarships fund, please contribute below.

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A CACAONICA workshop in collaboration with the Central America Cocoa Programme for young people near Waslala. Technical staff from the coop work in 28 communities with 184 producers of organic cocoa and 500 families. Cooperativa de Servicios Agroforestal y Comercialización de Cacao, CACAONICA, is located in Waslala, Nicaragua and is Fairtrade-certified.

CACAONICA, Nicaragua / Photo credit: Fair Trade America

Why Support Women Farmers?

TAKE ACTION FOR CLIMATE

Women are our best allies in a changing climate. Project Drawdown ranks Women Smallholders #62 of 100 critical climate solutions.

TACKLE POVERTY

On average, women make up 43% of the agricultural labor force and produce 60 to 80% of food crops in poorer parts of the world. Women have less access to a range of resources, from land rights and credit to education and technology. Closing this gender gap can improve the lives of women, their families and communities.

IMPROVE THE ENVIRONMENT

 Even though they farm as capably and efficiently as men, inequality in assets, inputs, and support means women produce less on the same amount of land. When agricultural plots produce well, there is less pressure to deforest for additional ground, avoiding emissions.

CULTIVATE FOOD SECURITY

If all women smallholders receive equal access to productive resources, their farm yields will rise by 20 to 30%; 100 to 150 million people will no longer be hungry.

Sponsor Women Farm Leaders

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Successful Crowdfunding Campaigns

WITH YOUR HELP, WE'VE FUNDED:

Training on Organic Agriculture Techniques in Marcala, Honduras

Honduras
$3,500 raised
10 farmers
Ended September 31, 2017

Are you a woman farm leader?
Find out if you qualify for a scholarship (coming soon).