Updates from the Ground

A Closer Look: Agroecology and Food, Women and Climate Change

This is the third blog post in our three-part series, “Agroecology and the Sustainable Development Goals”. In the previous blog post, we discussed how agroecology plays a part in promoting progress toward all the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) since food is at the root of the SDGs. Sometimes, the progress of one goal also promotes […]

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Agroecology and the Sustainable Development Goals

In this second part of a three part blog series, we discuss how agroecology supports the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through a dissection of each of the 17 goals and their targets. The SDGs are important because they are the primary international framework for galvanizing action toward eliminating poverty in all its forms by 2030. […]

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Agroecology and the Sustainable Development Goals: An Introduction

“Ours can be the first generation to end poverty – and the last generation to address climate change before it is too late.” – Ban-Ki Moon, UN Secretary General If you consider yourself to have even a slight interest in current global affairs, then you’ve probably heard of the United Nation’s elaborate international framework to […]

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New IPES Report Advocates for Agroecology

“Modern agriculture is failing to sustain the people and the resources on which it relies. It has come to represent an existential threat to itself…” So begins a new report by the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES). In ‘From Uniformity to Diversity: A Paradigm Shift from Industrial Agriculture to Diversified Agroecological […]

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2015 Annual Report Now Available!

Dear Friends, We are excited to announce that Groundswell International’s 2015 Annual Report is now available! When we look back at all that we have accomplished together in 2015, we are inspired by the stories of farmers like Tani Lankoandé, a young woman in Burkina Faso who has revitalized her land and increased the production […]

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Nepal One Year Later: Life After the Earthquakes

Just over a year ago, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal. Dozens of aftershocks followed, including a second earthquake on May 12th. Over 9,000 people were killed and villages across the countryside were leveled. Much of the damage was in the district of Sindhupalchowk, an area Groundswell International has been working in since 2013. More […]

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Groundswell Partnership Wins Grant to Promote Healthy Farming and Food Businesses in Rural Haiti

Groundswell International in collaboration with Partenariat pour le Développement Local (PDL), our local partner organization in Haiti, are excited to announce the award of a $99,475 grant from the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR). Over the next 12 months, Groundswell and PDL will work with Haitian families, communities, and peasant organizations to train farmers […]

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