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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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Groundswell International & Food First Launch Highly Anticipated Book on Agroecology

This past Tuesday, June 5, Groundswell International Executive Director, Steve Brescia and Food First Executive Director, Eric Holt-Gimenez, joined friends and fans at Busboys and Poets for the official Washington, DC launch of our new book: Fertile Ground: Scaling Agroecology from the Ground Up. The event, hosted by Busboys and Poets in Washington, DC, was […]

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Ecuador Food Sovereignty Under Threat

In 2008, Ecuador’s Constitution uniquely declared the country “Free of Transgenic Seeds and Crops”. This bold move set Ecuador apart as a leader in supporting food sovereignty and effective, farmer-centered agricultural strategies designed to help local farmers maintain and improve their sustainable livelihoods by having the choice to continue using their own native seeds. However, […]

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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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