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    Mariam Ouango is a 57-year-old farmer and mother of six who lives in the village of Tibga in Burkina Faso. Mariam earns her livelihood from farming, animal breeding, and transforming...
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    A cornerstone of Groundswell International's approach is learning and sharing. Earlier this month, Groundswell partners convened in #Brazil to learn more about As-pta Agroecologia, a non-profit organization that has worked to strengthen family agriculture and the promotion of sustainable rural development in Brazil since 1983. Check out the trip summary from our friends at AgriCultures […]

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Posted March 11th, 2015 in Building Resilient Communities, Ghana
Will Africa be able to feed itself by 2030 as the recently released annual letter from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation suggests? Sir Gordon Conway, Professional of International Development and Director of the Agriculture for Impact program at Imperial College in London, agrees with the Gates’ bet in a recent article titled,“A Modest Proposal Continue Reading...