SUPPORTING FARMERS TO RESHAPE THE FOOD SYSTEM

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Our Pillars

Our three pillars offer a holistic approach to supporting farmers to change the broken food system.

Outreach

On-the-ground support for farmer-led research and documentation.

Information Exchange

Facilitating collective learning through farmer-to-farmer exchange.

Advocacy

Advocating for farmers’ right to shape their own agricultural system

#ISTANDWITHFARMERS VIDEOS

A collaboration between A Growing Culture and The Source Project.

  • #IStandwithFarmers
  • Kalyani: Farmer-Entrepreneur
  • John: Farmer-Activist
  • I Stand with Women Farmers
  • Adolfo: Farmer-Seed-Guardian
  • Chandra: Farmer-Animal-Protector
  • Debal Deb: Farmer-Scientist

Promoting agroecology

  • Kenya Innovator Documentation Project
    Farmer-Led Innovation Documentation in Kenya
    Introduction In Kisumu, Western Kenya, farmers can serve as an example for how innovations can address...
    January 24, 2017
  • Agroforestry Workshop
    Agroforestry, Culture, and Food Security Workshop
    On October 15, 2016, Debal Deb and D. Bhattacharya conducted a workshop on agroforestry, culture, and food security at Badsudha farm in Odisha, India....
    October 15, 2016
  • Library for Food Sovereignty International Stakeholder Gathering
    September 2016 Kasejjere, Uganda From September 19 – 22, 2016, A Growing Culture together with Kikandwa Environmental Association and Prolinnova...
    September 22, 2016
  • Participatory Video
    Participatory Video Workshop, Kikandwa, Uganda
    From September 16-18, AGC co-hosted a Participatory Video (PV) workshop with InsightShare in Kikandwa,...
    September 18, 2016
  • Agroecology and Seed Conservation Workshop
    Agroecology and Seed Conservation Workshop
    The Workshop: On September 11-12, 2016, Debal Deb led a workshop addressing the topics of Agroecology and Seed Conservation on Basudha farm in Odisha,...
    September 11, 2016
  • nursery establishment
    Nursery Establishment, Composting, and Compost Tea
    July 2016 Kabarnet, Kerio Valley, Kenya In July 2016, AGC returned to Kabarnet in Kenya’s Northern Rif...
    July 9, 2016
  • beekeeping workshop
    Beekeeping Workshop, Kikandwa, Uganda
    July 2016 Kikandwa, Uganda Kikandwa is a small community located about 45 miles west of Kampala, Uganda’s capital, and 6500 feet above sea level. Kika...
    July 1, 2016
  • Northern Vietnam FLD
    Smallholder Farmer Innovations in Northern Vietnam
    June 2016 Hanoi, Vietnam AGC partnered with i-Nature and Center for Creativity and Sustainability (CCS) in Northern Vietnam to document five farmer in...
    June 20, 2016
  • appropriate technologies vietnam
    Appropriate Technologies, Northeast Vietnam
    Fall 2014 Ba Vi District, Hanoi, Vietnam Ba Vi District lies in the forested hills of northeast Vietnam. Here, Pham Nhu Trang runs a hog farm. To elim...
    October 7, 2014
  • Farmer Training
    Farmer Training and Support Workshops
    Spring 2013 Kenya (various locations) From Nanyuki to Embu and the Rift Valley to Lake Victoria, A Growing Culture has conducted farmer training works...
    May 19, 2013
  • Raw Milk Fertilization
    Raw Milk Fertilization on Mixed Cool Season Pastures
    Spring 2013 Reidsville, NC, USA In forage-based livestock operations, forage quality and quantity are paramount to the success of the operation. Forag...
    May 1, 2013
  • NEEMA Women's Group Training
    Orphanage and Neema Women’s Group Training
    Spring 2013 Kabarnet, Kerio Valley, Kenya Between the Tugen Hills of Kenya’s Northern Rift Valley sits the town of Kabarnet, home to Sunrise Children’...
    April 25, 2013
  • diversified orchard project
    Diversified Orchard Project, Homabay, Kenya
    Spring 2013 Homabay, Kenya One of the biggest challenges to implementing orchards into impoverished communities is developing long-term goals for fina...
    April 15, 2013
  • Zero Waste Training Farm
    Zero Waste Training Farm, Quoc Oai, Vietnam
    February 2012 Quoc Oai, Vietnam In February 2012, A Growing Culture joined forces with Sustainable Product Innovation (SPIN) and five local farm famil...
    February 15, 2012
  • Perennial Peanut Project
    Perennial Peanut Project, Dalat, Vietnam
    Fall 2011 Dalat, Vietnam In recent years, Vietnam has become one of the world’s largest coffee producers. The industry has drastically changed the cou...
    October 5, 2011

What Others Are Saying About Us…

“AGC is playing a critical role in the movement by collecting, curating, and archiving the special knowledge of farmers for the benefit of their fellow farmers–which is to say for the benefit of us all.”

What Others Are Saying About Us…

“AGC is capturing the immense wisdom of farmers at the Grassroots. Imagine Indigenous farmers from across the world meeting virtually to support each other and to expand their collective capacity for innovation. This is the extraordinary platform that AGC is about to launch.”

What Others Are Saying About Us…

“With AGC, something as simple as planting a bean becomes an awakening of consciousness and ultimately a road to freedom.”

What Others Are Saying About Us…

“The food movement desperately needs organizations like AGC. Its focus on farmer-to-farmer relationships inevitably produces dynamic, practical, thriving, communal enterprises that (can change) our local and global food systems through knowledge, innovation, and commitment to the flourishing of place.”

What Others Are Saying About Us…

“Farmers the world over work on the front lines of climate change as more variable weather and extremes increasingly disrupt food production. A Growing Culture provides exactly the kind of global farmer-to-farmer knowledge exchange needed to spark ecosystem-based innovations that will put us on the path to a climate-resilient future.”

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Parts of a whole

  • Open Access Illustration
    April 5, 2017
    The Open Source Ethos
    Illustration by Freya Yost Open access is an ancient public good. Western discourse around open access has largely been restri...
  • Farmer-led Documentation
    January 19, 2017
    Participating in Change: Farmer-Led Documentation
    Equitable change—the type that represents real and lasting solutions for all those involved—requires high levels of collaborati...
  • Cuba's Farming Transformation
    December 12, 2016
    Reliance to Revolution: Cuba's farmer-led transfor...
    Revolution is often portrayed as an idea that’s better when shouted, spray painted on a wall, or driven by anger, fear, or a ne...
  • Agroecology
    November 17, 2016
    Parts of a Whole: Mapping a global agriculture
    The world today is on a dangerous path. One that leads nowhere pleasant for all of our globe’s denizens, be they terrestr...
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Bring some AGC home

Proceeds go directly to supporting farmers

  • Jibaro Hawaii
    Jibaro Hawaii
    By Trek6 An 11″x17″ poster designed by artist Trek6 specifically for AGC. This poster represents the Jibaro farmers of Puerto Rico who left to Hawaii and worked in labor camp-style plantations for the big sugar industry.
    $100.00
  • Vietnamese Farmer
    By Diane Brawarsky An 11"x17" poster designed by artist Diane Brawarsky specifically for AGC.
    $150.00
  • #IStandWithFarmers
    By Don Rimx An 18"x24" poster designed by artist Don Rimx specifically for AGC.
    $125.00
  • I Stand With Women Farmers
    By Diane Brawarsky An 11"x17" poster designed by artist Diane Brawarsky specifically for AGC.
    $150.00
  • Farmers Poster
    An 11"x17" poster designed by artists Mica Mead and Colin Sutherland of Woolly Press specifically for AGC.
    $100.00
  • Small Farmers
    An 11"x17" poster designed by Egyptian artist Ganzeer specifically for AGC.
    $100.00
  • Peapod Poster
    An 11"x17" poster designed by artists Mica Mead and Colin Sutherland of Woolly Press specifically for AGC.
    $100.00
  • Agricultural Lands
    An 11"x17" poster designed by Egyptian artist Ganzeer specifically for AGC.
    $100.00
  • Cow Poster
    An 11"x17" poster designed by artists Mica Mead and Colin Sutherland of Woolly Press specifically for AGC.
    $100.00