Agroecology

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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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Two Generations Collaborate To Empower Woman Farmers in Haiti (Q&A Video)

In Haiti, we are working with thousands of farmers that 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, our local partners, and generous donors support family farmers to build strong, […]

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Nochixtlan, Oaxaca, Mexico – Community Seed Celebration

Your generous support impacts indigenous farming culture around the world, thank you.   The work community organizations are doing with the support of Groundswell to strengthen native seed systems for improved food production and climate resilience is an example of the kinds of changes your generous support impacts. Attached are a couple of photos from […]

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Discover the Future of Food With Haiti’s Rural Farmers [Video]

Few countries face such challenges to rural development as Haiti, which had a per capita GDP of 765.68 USD (2017) (for comparison, the US GDP per capita in that year was 59,531.66 USD). With a high dependency on agriculture, historical government exploitation, and repeated natural disasters, Haiti has developed unsustainable farming and land management practices. […]

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Grateful for the work being done to create a ground swell of change

Global support for agroecology is growing. The UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) conference in Rome in April 2018, the spread of community-led agroecological alternatives, and increasing media coverage are signs of that growth. We’re proud to have been a part of this conversation for the last decade and couldn’t be more excited to see […]

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