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Food Sovereignty Stories, a panel discussion at the International Funders for Indigenous Peoples conference

In late October 2016, International Funders for Indigenous Peoples held their bi-annual conference in Lima, Peru with an emphasis this year on Buen Vivir, or Sumak Kawsay, the social philosophy of good living principles that indigenous communities around the world share in common. Groundswell International partners teamed up with other Indigenous leaders and scholars to […]

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Action Learning in Latin America and the Caribbean

Since the last regional meeting in Brazil, our Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) partners have taken a great stride to consolidate a regional program, through an action-learning framework that provides a common “roadmap” yet celebrates the diversity of agroecological and institutional innovations emerging in the LAC region. From August 29 to September 2, 2016, partners […]

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Check out our 2014 Annual Report

We are excited to announce the release of Groundswell International’s 2014 Annual Report!  In 2014, we worked in partnership – with farmers, with local organizations, and our supporters – to continue to create a transition to agroecological farming that is better for people and the planet. We invested nearly $1.3 million in strengthening rural communities […]

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Steve’s Field Notes: Learning Visit in Brazil

Dear Friends,  Last week, I returned from an invigorating trip with our regional partners in Latin America and new allies in Brazil. We met to draw lessons from the excellent work being done in Brazil to improve the lives of rural communities by spreading resilient, ecological farming and to strengthen local food economies. We were […]

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2013 Annual Report Now Available

We are excited to share our 2013 Annual Report!  Our new report tells the stories of our work with family farmers and cutting-edge local organizations to strengthen rural communities to build healthy farming and food systems from the ground up.   In 2013, we devoted 90% of total expenditures to programs and invested nearly $1.3 million in […]

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What Your Support Helped Accomplish in 2013

With 2014 underway, Groundswell International would like to reflect on 2013 and celebrate another wonderful year of collaboration with our global partners. In Haiti, West Africa, Latin America, and now Asia, we continue working to build healthy farming and food systems from the ground up. Below we have provided some key highlights of 2013. New […]

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Annual Global Forum kicks off next week in Asheville, NC

We are looking forward to the start of our fifth annual global forum this coming week! As Groundswell International has become more established and solidified, we are excited to both reflect on our progress and successes of the past year, and delve deeper into specific issues regarding our programs; specifically issues of gender, the strengthening […]

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Steve’s Field Notes: Our Collective Power

Dear Friends, How do we mobilize the resources we have to create the future we want? I’ve been thinking about that question during recent travels to Central America and West Africa. I recently returned from Guatemala, where I supported Groundswell’s Regional Facilitator for Latin America, Jackie Chenier, in her facilitation of a workshop to plan a campaign around […]

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Are You a Responsible Consumer?

Responsible consumption involves making thoughtful choices about the foods we buy and consume by considering the environmental, political, social, and economic consequences of our decisions. Recently, Groundswell International facilitated workshops in Honduras and Guatemala for grassroots leaders about responsible food consumption and how to educate communities about local food systems and food sovereignty. The  workshops, led by Jackie Chenier, Groundswell’s […]

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2012 Annual Report Now Available

Groundswell International’s most recent annual report is now uploaded to our site!  In 2012, Groundswell worked with local partners in eight countries to help over 300,000 people in community-based women and farmers’ organizations improve their lives and communities. We invested 87% of our total revenue in programs for social change and only 13% in fundraising […]

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