Updates from the Ground

Groundswell Partners Win $200,000 Grant to Promote Local Seed Systems in Burkina Faso and Ghana

Last week the New Field Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, approved a $200,000 grant to Association Nourrir Sans Détruire (ANSD), our local partner in Burkina Faso. Groundswell International and Centre for Indigenous Knowledge (CIKOD), our local partner in Ghana, will also take part in the grant, which will empower women to promote local seed systems of […]

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The Criminalization of COPINH and Misdirection Plagues Investigation into Lenca Leader’s Assassination

The following post is written by Witness for Peace regarding the tragic murder of environmental and indigenous leader Berta Cáceres. Witness for Peace’s mission is to support peace, justice, and sustainable economies by changing the policies and practices which contribute to poverty and oppression in Latin America and the Caribbean. The article is also available in […]

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If We’re Going to Talk about the Environment, We Need to Talk About Gender

The theme for International Women’s Day this year is “Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality”. In honor of promoting gender equality, we are pleased to share excerpts from an article written by Groundswell co-founder and former Board member Natalie Elwell, who is the senior gender advisor at the World Resources Institute (WRI). […]

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Honoring Berta Caceres, Environmental Leader

Dear Friends, Groundswell International joins the shock, sadness and condemnation of the murder of respected indigenous, human rights and environmental leader Berta Cáceres in Honduras. We stand with our Honduran sisters and brothers and support the calls for full investigation to bring all of those involved to justice and ensure respect for human rights, life and democratic […]

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Starting from Seed, How to Prepare for Spring Planting

The following post is written by Chris Smith, Communications and Marketing Manager for Sow True Seed. Sow True Seed is an open-pollinated, untreated, GMO-free seed company in Asheville, NC offering 400+ varieties of vegetable, herb and flower seeds featuring heirloom, organic, and traditional favorites. For the past few years, we’ve partnered with Sow True Seed […]

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Two New Members Join Board of Directors

We are pleased to announce the election of two new members to Groundswell International’s Board of Directors: Muthusami Kumaran and Vance Russell. We warmly welcome these new Board members, each of whom brings the kind of creativity, energy and commitment that Groundswell International needs to build on what we have accomplished together over the last seven years. […]

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2015 in Photos and Video

In 2015, Groundswell International worked with rural people in ten different countries to overcome hunger and poverty by learning and spreading environmentally sound farming practices that work with nature, not against it. We also worked with our partners to accelerate the development and scaling of successful agro-ecological farming and to build strategic alliances with farmers’ organizations, government, NGOs and international […]

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15 Top Updates from the Ground in 2015

2015 was an exciting year of growth and inspiration for Groundswell International. We are thrilled to have seen growing global recognition that in order to truly address hunger, poverty, and climate change in the long-term, we must empower people to help themselves, partner with local communities, and invest in farming practices that are better for people and the planet. We’ve enjoyed sharing […]

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A Day With BPP-Pariwar – Transforming the Lives of Women in Nepal

The following blogpost was written by Kathy Colverson, one of Groundswell International’s Board members. Kathy is the Associate Director of International Agricultural Programs at the University of Florida, and she has worked abroad in Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Egypt, Syria, Honduras, Nicaragua, Bangladesh, Haiti, and Ecuador. During her latest visit to Nepal, Kathy spent a day with Groundswell’s partner […]

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