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  • Peter Gubbels, Groundswell's Director of Action Learning and Advocacy in West Af... February 25, 2015
    Peter Gubbels, Groundswell's Director of Action Learning and Advocacy in West Africa, is currently at La Via Campesina's International Agroecology Forum in Mali. The 350+ attendees are farmers, pastoralists, and major leaders in the food movement and agroecology. We look forward to sharing more updates from Peter about how #agroecology is building better futures for […]

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Posted February 25th, 2015 in Building Resilient Communities
Groundswell International was recently notified by the Global Resilience Partnership, an initiative spearheaded by The Rockefeller Foundation, United States Agency for International Development, and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, that we have been selected as a finalist in the Global Resilience Challenge. The partnership is looking to build resilience to acute shocks and chronic Continue Reading...