Grow Ahead: Scholarships available for women to attend workshops and trainings
Agroecology scholarships available for women from africa, Asia and Latin america
Grow Ahead invites women from Africa, Asia or Latin America over 18 years of age to apply for scholarships of up to US$2,500 for workshops or trainings in their regions focused on agroecology or regenerative organic agriculture, including (but not limited to) agroforestry, biochar, compost, holistic management, conservation tillage, pasture cropping, silvopasture, permaculture, or other practices that build climate resilience.
The scholarships program aims to support capacity building for women smallholder farmers by providing funding for agroecology scholarships. On average, women in developing countries make up 43% of the agricultural labor force and produce 60 to 80% of food crops. Closing this gender gap can improve the lives of women, their families and communities.
By “training trainers,” scholarships have a multiplier effect spreading agroecology knowledge and experiences far and wide. If all women smallholders receive equal access to productive resources, their farm yields will rise by 20 to 30% and 100 to 150 million people will no longer be hungry.
Grow Ahead is accepting applications on a rolling basis. Apply now!