Since our founding in 2009, Groundswell International has invested over $15 million in hundreds of farming communities in 10 developing countries. As a result, Groundswell’s global partnership:
Works with over 65,000 farmer leaders to test and adopt agroecological methods and spread them to 385,000 more people through farmer-to-farmer training. Together, these farmers have restored over 180,000 acres of degraded land.
Empowers 30,000 women farmers to participate in savings and credit groups, improve ecological production, gain access to productive assets, and diversify their livelihoods, which in turn improved their families’ food security, incomes and resilience.
Strengthens local markets and increases farmers’ incomes through savings and credit groups and community-based agricultural enterprises that add value to locally grown crops.
Nourishes vulnerable families by explicitly integrating gender equity and nutrition into agricultural programs. Our holistic approach links agroecological farming to family nutrition.
Creates enabling policies through citizen engagement with decision makers. We also synthesize lessons across our network and produce influential case studies, policy briefs and reports that contribute to the necessary transition to agroecology.