Updates from the Ground

New Faces at Groundswell

We are excited to announce the addition of three new staff members at Groundswell International: Zach Brehmer, Director of Resource Development; Rhonda Devan, Finance Director; and Alejandra Arce Indacochea, Regional Coordinator for Latin American and the Caribbean. Learn more about Zach, Rhonda, and Alejandra and send them a word of welcome!       Zach […]

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Life in Rural Ghana, A Young Man’s Story

This blog post is written by Patrick Sakyi, young man with a commitment to smallholder farmers in Ghana. He works as a monitoring & evaluation associate with Farmerline, a social enterprise which builds innovative data collection platforms & mobile applications to improve information access for smallholder farmers in Ghana and other African countries, and is […]

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AFSA Awarded with Food Sovereignty Prize

We are excited to announce that the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA) has been selected as the winner of the Eighth Annual Food Sovereignty Prize! The Food Sovereignty Prize is awarded by the US Food Sovereignty Alliance, a coalition working to end poverty, rebuild local food economies, and assert democratic control over the […]

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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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