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Agroecology, Responsible Consumption, and NCDs – Cuchicheo Saludable [Full Video]

We face a global crisis of hunger, poverty, and climate change. Yet, we have real, lasting solutions that can shift how we grow and distribute food so that it is healthy and just for people and the planet. Our partner EkoRural recently produced a webinar that is now available for you to view below. We […]

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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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Special Recipe From Our Thanksgiving Table To Yours

At its core, Thanksgiving is a time of celebration, family, shared memories, and did we mention, food? It is celebrated all over the world by many cultures as a time of gratitude for the seasonal harvest. As a special thank you to our supporters and allies, we are happy to share two recipes from our […]

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The GMO Debate Rages in Ecuador over Constitutionality of Seeds

On May 22, the world celebrated International Day for Biological Diversity. For Groundswell International and the partners and communities we work with around the world, the day marks the vital connections between stronger farmer management of local seed varieties, seed sovereignty, diversified family farming, as well as human and environmental health.  Debates about the adoption […]

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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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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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Food Labeling in Ecuador: Will the Power of People Triumph over the Power of the Food Industry?

Civil society efforts have been pushing back against big food industries’ attempts to change a progressive nutrition labeling scheme in Ecuador. This labeling scheme was put in place, along with other measures, to combat the alarming levels of overweight and obesity affecting the entire country. Globalization, modernization, economic growth and urbanization have widely affected people’s […]

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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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