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Responsible Consumption In Ecuador – Webinar Video Recap

Our partner in Ecuador recently did a webinar on responsible consumption. The event was shown live via Facebook, for more information on this particular campaign, please visit: www.quericoes.org, We’re also providing a link to the video of the entire event:https://www.facebook.com/quericoescomersano/videos/330200024341971/ which recorded about 5,000 live video views and had an active stream of comments through the […]

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Perspective From The Field: EP. 1

We’re excited for you to listen to what’s been developing in Latin America regarding agroecology, women’s empowerment, climate change, and sustainable food systems. Please remember to select the closed captions that fit your language preferences. Edwin Escoto, Regional Coordinator for Latin America and the Caribbean: Edwin is splitting his time in 2019 as Director of […]

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Agroecology and Climate Change Resilience in Haiti: Farmer-led Solutions [Video]

Cantave Jean-Baptiste of Partenariat pour le Développement Local (PDL) in Haiti and Steve Brescia of Groundswell International will share strategies and lessons from rural Haiti. Haiti is one of the world’s most vulnerable countries to climate change. What is working to strengthen farmer organizations to build resilience and wellbeing through agroecology? How can we spread […]

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No, Food Justice Is Not A Trend – These College Students Prove That

The way we think about food systems is largely shaped by a dominant narrative that underpins the following myths: “We can only feed the growing world population by increasing agricultural productivity based largely on the use of industrial inputs. Only biotech science and the global food corporations can find effective solutions to feed the world. […]

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Agroecology as an alternative (Video four of a four-part series)

Friends,  Groundswell is working with partners in West Africa and allies across the continent to create ground up agroecological alternatives and shift government support to scale them.  Please take a look at this video from our allies at ACB which highlights the work of the agroecology movement in Ghana that we are supporting. Please feel […]

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AFSA members make some noise in Accra !!!

Farmer-based Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) on Thursday marched to create awareness about the need to promote agroecology to tackle climate change. The Centre for Indigenous Knowledge and Organizational Development (CIKOD) and Peasant Farmers Association of Ghana (PFAG) were joined by other farmer-based NGOs believe that with the right agricultural practices, such as agroecology – not […]

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Bern Guri makes the case: Agroecology is the Response to Climate Change

Here is an excellent 20-minute interview by our CIKOD partner, Bern Guri, on the Ghanaian TV program Joy News, which seeks to provide the public with an ‘agroecology 101’ overview, in the context of Africa Climate Week 2019. The Interview is held on an agroecological family farm. A quote from Bern is: “I think we, […]

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We are winning! This is a little sign that our advocacy work is yielding results.

We’d love for our supporters to see this article below from Ghana. CIKOD, with the support of Groundswell and others, has been strengthening and spreading agroecological alternatives as well as working with a national Agroecology Movement to support laws that strengthen local seed systems and prohibit GMOs.   Ghana does not need GMO to ensure […]

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ACB VIDEO – Experiences of FISP: Farm Input Subsidy Programs in Africa

Groundswell is a part of a network across Africa that is working to change Farmer Input Subsidy Programs (FISPs). FISPs are government policies that promote subsidized packages of chemical fertilizers, hybrid seeds and other chemical inputs. These financial resources can be better used to support farmers to sustainably improve their soil fertility and food production, […]

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How women and youth are regenerating West African land and food production

  The Power of Women and Youth in Spreading Agroecology to Re-green the Sahel In the West African Sahel, scaling out strategies to regenerate degraded land and improve food production, including through Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration of trees (FMNR), requires the involvement and empowerment of women and youth.  If women and youth don’t lead and benefit […]

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Strengthening the Agroecology Movement in Ghana. [VIDEO]

Real change comes from giving farmers the opportunity to succeed by investing in their capacities to organize, improve their farms, and spread real solutions across thousands of families. Learn how you can make a difference. Please support Groundswell’s efforts and share this video!    As a part of our regional program in West Africa, Groundswell […]

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Five Ways You Can Transform Farming and Food Systems in 2019

Through grounded experience with our partner organizations around the world, Groundswell International has identified key strategies to strengthen communities to work with nature to improve farming production and family wellbeing. Farmer-led agroecology becomes a virtuous circle that can regenerate land, nourish families, rebuild local economies, and restore democratic participation.     Five keys are: 1. […]

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