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Grow Ahead’s mission is to support small farmer capacity building by providing agroecology scholarships and resources for farm leaders and trainers. By “training trainers,” scholarships have a multiplier effect spreading agroecology knowledge and experiences far and wide.

Featured Project: Café Orgánico Marcala, Honduras

Grow Ahead’s first scholarship cycle will support farmer leaders to attend Café Orgánico Marcala (COMSA)’s Organic Diploma Program in Marcala, Honduras.

Café Orgánico Marcala (COMSA) was founded in December of 2001 with a vision of creating new and alternative development opportunities for small-scale coffee farmers in the region. The organization originally brought together 69 small-scale farmers of Lenca origin who were interested in selling their coffee collectively under the umbrella of a rural credit union.

Grow Ahead's goal is to fund 10 scholarships for farmers to participate in COMSA's Organic Diploma at $350 per person. COMSA's program includes weeklong organic agriculture instruction, room & board and training materials.

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Training on Organic Agriculture Techniques in Marcala, Honduras

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