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2015 Annual Report Now Available!

Dear Friends, We are excited to announce that Groundswell International’s 2015 Annual Report is now available! When we look back at all that we have accomplished together in 2015, we are inspired by the stories of farmers like Tani Lankoandé, a young woman in Burkina Faso who has revitalized her land and increased the production […]

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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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