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Five Ways Farmers in Haiti Are Escaping the Poverty Cycle

In Haiti, we are working with thousands of farmers like Jasper in Savanette. They do not want to be ‘given’ help – they want the opportunity to lead their own community development processes. Community participation and leadership are essential for any kind of sustainable change. Groundswell International and our local partners support family farmers to […]

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Lankoande Francois, Re-creating Farmland in Burkina Faso

In 2012, Lankoande Francois’ land in eastern Burkina Faso was barren. He could not produce enough food for his family. Then Groundswell International and our partner organization, Association Nourrir Sans Détruire (ANSD), began to work with Lankoande and other families in the area to improve their farms.  Lankoande and his family tried a number of […]

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Groundswell is a Finalist for the WeWork Awards!

Last night our Executive Director, Steve Brescia, represented Groundswell International at the WeWork Creator Awards, were we were one of 13 finalists from nearly 1,700 applications. We were blown away by all the mission-driven companies who presented and are extremely excited to have won a year of free rent from WeWork! In his pitch, Steve […]

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Groundswell’s New Book Fertile Ground is Now Available!

We are excited to announce that Groundswell International’s new book, Fertile Ground: Scaling Agroecology from the Ground Up, is now available for purchase! As stated in the book’s introduction: “There are about 2.5 billion people in the world, on 500 million farms, involved with smallholder family agriculture and food production. Their creative capacity to farm […]

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Addis Ababa Declaration on Agroecology, Ecological Organic Agriculture and Food Sovereignty

From our friends at the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa: The Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA), Mekelle University in Ethiopia, the Ecological Organic Agricultural Initiative (EOAI), IFOAM – Organics International, and the African Organic Network (AfrOnet) organized a three day conference,  23rd and the 26 of November 2016, entitled “Changing Food Systems […]

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Groundswell is Hiring

Groundswell International is hiring! We have two new positions available to join our growing team: Operations Coordinator (full-time based in Washington, DC) and Communications and Marketing Consultant (part-time, preferably located in DC). Founded in 2009, our mission is to strengthen rural communities to build healthy farming and food systems from the ground up. We function […]

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Building an Agroecology Movement in Honduras, Excerpt from Upcoming Book Release

Last month, we shared details about our upcoming book, Fertile Ground: Scaling Agroecology from the Ground Up. The book showcases the stories of farmers from nine countries around the world and the successes and challenges of working with these farmers to spread ecological agriculture, or agroecology. We are excited to share an excerpt from the […]

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Sneak Peek Book Release, Fertile Ground: Scaling Agroecology from the Ground Up

This spring we will be releasing our new book, Fertile Ground: Scaling Agroecology from the Ground Up. The book is edited by Steve Brescia, Executive Director of Groundswell International, and showcases the work we have been supporting with our partners around the world, as well as other allies, to build a food and farming system […]

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West Africa Visit in Photos

Two members of our coordination team recently returned from a trip to West Africa to meet with our colleagues and partners, and the farmers we work with to build a healthier and more equitable food system from the ground up. Their trip led them to a Groundswell regional conference in Ghana where our partners from […]

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In Memory of Paul Milburn

On November 25, Groundswell International lost a tremendous friend and supporter. Paul Milburn, of Shawnee, Oklahoma, died at the age of 85. From our founding in 2009, Paul has been one of Groundswell’s most generous and faithful supporters. Steve Brescia, Groundswell’s Executive Director, said: “Paul helped us with initial seed funding to create our program […]

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