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Women’s Leadership in Agroecology Part 2

In the second installment of our interview with regional coordinator for West Africa, Fatou Batta, we dive deeper into the impact of agroecology on women’s lives. Groundswell: We know that you can’t divorce agroecology from the political and economic context in which it occurs. What political and economic changes in West Africa are important to […]

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Women’s Leadership in Agroecology

Recently, we connected with Fatou Batta, our regional coordinator for West Africa, based in Burkina Faso. With Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day both occurring this month, we wanted to know more about the intersection of women and agroecology from her perspective. Over the next three weeks we will be sharing her insights. Here […]

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New Curriculum Tackles Food Insecurity in Rural US

We are pleased to announce the publication of the Grow Food Where People Live gardening and food curriculum produced in partnership with the University of North Carolina Asheville (UNCA) and The McCullough Institute for Conservation, Land Use and Environmental Resiliency. The curriculum is the fruit of more than a year-and-a-half of action research conducted by […]

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Update from Annual Global Partners Conference in Senegal

  Early last month, Groundswell International staff and partners from ten different countries convened in Senegal for our bi-annual Global Partners Conference. After eight years of operating, including developing a new five year strategic framework and releasing our book Fertile Ground: Scaling Agroecology from the Ground Up in the last two years, we’ve accomplished a […]

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Lessons from West Africa: Five Leverage Points

Our dynamic program in West Africa works with partners in Burkina Faso, Mali, Senegal and Ghana, who collaborate and exchange to sharpen their strategies to better catalyze community-based and farmer-driven agroecology. With this network in place, we strengthen local initiatives and make agroecology more accessible to family farmers through shared learning. Peter Gubbels, Director for […]

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Remembering Chuck Marsh

On August 27, Chuck Marsh, a great friend of Groundswell, left this world. Chuck worked tirelessly to bring light and love to the Earth and all its beings. He was the architect of Groundswell’s ‘Grow Food Where People Live’ initiative in Western North Carolina, where he shared a lifetime of permaculture knowledge to lift up […]

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#ConversationStarters gets people talking about agroecology and farming

Food is central to everyday life and yet we rarely take the time to sit down and talk about it. Where does it come from? Who grows it? What is their life like? Could our food choices be harming people whose livelihood depends on what we eat? Could we, instead, empower families by making better […]

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3 Ways to Engage Youth On Small Family Farms

Christian starts his day checking his mangoes and sweet potatoes and preparing to sell his surplus yield to others in his community. He is a young farmer, only 19 years old, but already appreciates the value of agroecology. As a member of a Honduran small farmer organization, he has a support system that helps him […]

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Community Solidarity A Key Indicator of Small Farmer Success

A gourd, the hard-shelled fruit that comes from the calabash tree, produces everything from utensils, to bowls to tobacco pipes. Like the gourd, which serves a myriad of practical purposes, a “calabash” in Senegal is a group of women that come together to pool their money, quite literally into a gourd, to support one another […]

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Farmers in Africa Address Deforestation and Hunger with Agroecology

“For those we work with, indigenous knowledge, local knowledge—that is their strength.” These words from Bernard Guri, Groundswell International board member and executive director of our partner organization the Center for Indigenous Knowledge and Organizational Development (CIKOD) in Ghana, get to the heart of our mission. Kelle Gregory is one of the farmers that CIKOD […]

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