Our mission is to create hundreds of farmer-owned businesses to teach skills that last a lifetime. Isolated rural communities, once marginalized, become connected through GAFCo's market network to people and places across the globe. Economic empowerment (poverty reduction) results from fair prices and stable markets. By organizing small-holder farmers and aggregating their production we achieve the scale needed to competitively connect high quality crops to markets outside the “local” reach of small scale farmers. Increased incomes give families the ability to invest in what they perceive as their most pressing needs, including education, healthcare, and nutrition for their children.
Beyond GAFCo’s social, economic and environmental goals is the long-term change of each person we work with to provide a better understanding of the world we live in, our neighbors and how we are all connected. This deeper understanding extends to children who can begin to perceive a world of opportunities and challenges for them to solve, bringing real change for a sustainable tomorrow.
We believe farmers are the solution to ending poverty and hunger. They make up the majority of the population in the world’s developing countries and are some of the hardest-working people on the planet. GAFCo puts farmers first in everything that we do. By listening to our farmers, we create a simple new way for them to significantly increase farm income on every planted acre.