Updates from the Ground

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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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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