The Agroecology Fund (AEF) is a multi-donor fund supporting agroecological practices and policies. The Fund aims to support viable food systems, promote the economic well-being and human rights of small farmers and their communities, and mitigate climate change through low input agriculture featuring sustainable soil and water use. It links organizations and movements that advance agroecological solutions locally, regionally and globally. With the guidance of international advisors deeply embedded in the agroecology movement, the Fund supports some of the most effective farmer organizations, advocates and researchers in the field of agroecology.
Advancing Indigenous Solutions for Climate Change and Food Security in Melanesia
This women led project seeks to improve access to nutritional food plants and seeds in grassroots and Indigenous communities, and aim to plant 10 million climate-resilient food trees by 2025.
Achieving Food Sovereignty for Mayan Farmers through Agroecology
This women led project aims to promote the continuous learning process to achieve food sovereignty and resist the corporatization of agriculture.
Promoting Farmer-to-Farmer Training across South Asia through the Amrita Bhoomi School
This project promotes farmer-to-farmer training in community based natural farming and is part of La Via Campesina -- a global network of 200 million farmers.
Reconnecting the Indigenous Peoples of Central Asia to Preserve their Natural Landscapes and Promote Sustainable Food Systems
This women led project helps revive the rural economy by working closely with herders, veterinarians, and genetic scientists to restore populations of neglected Indigenous livestock, including the hardy Turano-Mongolian Buryat breed.
We Are the Solution: A Women-led Campaign to Teach Agroecology in West Africa and Increase Access to Nutritious, Ancestral Foods
This campaign coalition organizes workshops, forums, and community radio broadcasts to bring its message to rural communities in Senegal, Burkina Faso, Mali, Ghana and Guinea -- sharing the benefits of agriculture based on traditional agroecological practices.
Building a Slow Food ‘Earth Market’ in Central and Eastern Africa
Working to increase the ability of East African communities, this Slow Food branch will produce healthy food through agroecological farming across different ecological zones -- from the drylands of Ethiopia to the highlands of Tanzania -- building market access for small-scale farmers by facilitating direct contact between producers and consumers.
Reviving Indigenous Farming Practices to Support Traditional Communities in Ethiopia
This project will work to revive Indigenous farming practices that are better suited for a changing climate, providing vulnerable communities with access to healthier, more nourishing food while simultaneously protecting biodiversity.
Advocating for Agroecology to Increase Food Security and Reduce Climate Impacts in Senegal and Beyond
This project aims to improve the livelihoods of small-scale farmers and the sustainability of farming communities in the broader region, while working to stop harmful agricultural practices that are contributing to global temperature rise.
Integrating Science and Traditional Practices to Bolster the Livelihoods of Farmers in Southern Mexico
This project combines traditional practices of Mexican farmers and foresters with scientific knowledge, seeking both biodiversity conservation and the bolstering of rural livelihoods.
Empowering the Peasant Movement of the Philippines to Secure Land Tenure Rights and Create a Climate-resilient Food System
This project will help implement diversified agroecological collective gardens for displaced farmers, ensure access to healthy food at all times, and support KMP’s initiative to train peasants in food preservation and processing techniques.
Building Food Security by Training a New Generation of Agroecological Farmers in Colombia
The IALAs in Colombia engages young people from peasant organizations in Central and South America to become successful agroecological farmers and community organizers.
Training a New Generation to Create Resilient Livelihoods Through Permaculture Farming
This project will fund the ReSCOPE programme in Zambia, including the design and implementation the schools’ permaculture and conservation projects.
Expanding Diverse and Resilient Food Systems for Landless Farmers in Zimbabwe
The project centered in Zimbabwe will seek to strengthen the capacities of hundreds of thousands of peasants, family farmers, landless people, rural women, youth, Indigenous peoples, migrants and farm workers and their organizations, worldwide.
Preserving Peru’s Biocultural Heritage through the Quechua-led Andean Potato Park
This project aids six Quechua communities conserve more than 1365 varieties of potatoes, a wonderful example of territorial management by Indigenous peoples.
Creating Biodiversity Value Chains for 70 Forest Products to Conserve the Cerrado in Brazil
This project creates biodiversity value chains for more than 70 forest species, among them the Baru nut, a superfood of savannah forest.
Promoting Heirloom Seeds and Traditional Andean Foods through the Agroecological Collective of Ecuador
The Agroecology Collective conducts agroecological training, and organizes festivals and forums to build awareness about the importance of food sovereignty and nutrition.