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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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Pobaadou Lankoande, Transforming Her Life with Agroecology

Pobaadou Lankoande has transformed her life with agroecology. Thanks to the support of our amazing donors, Groundswell International has played a vital role. Pobaadou has her own inspiring story, lifting herself out of poverty. But it goes beyond that. She is a leader, and has spread her success to many other women in surrounding villages […]

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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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Celebrating the Food Sovereignty Prize on World Food Day

On World Food Day this Saturday, two organizations will be recognized by the US Food Sovereignty Alliance for their commitment to promoting food sovereignty. “Food sovereignty is the right of peoples to healthy and culturally appropriate food produced through ecologically sound and sustainable methods, and their right to define their own food and agriculture systems” […]

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On the Ground in Nepal

After completion of our first year of graduate school in the Master’s in Development Practice program at Emory University, my classmates and I departed for all corners of the Global South to conduct our first summer field practicum. We collectively flew to more than twenty countries to join a host of humanitarian NGOs engaged in […]

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New Faces at Groundswell

We are excited to announce the addition of three new staff members at Groundswell International: Zach Brehmer, Director of Resource Development; Rhonda Devan, Finance Director; and Alejandra Arce Indacochea, Regional Coordinator for Latin American and the Caribbean. Learn more about Zach, Rhonda, and Alejandra and send them a word of welcome!       Zach […]

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AFSA Awarded with Food Sovereignty Prize

We are excited to announce that the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA) has been selected as the winner of the Eighth Annual Food Sovereignty Prize! The Food Sovereignty Prize is awarded by the US Food Sovereignty Alliance, a coalition working to end poverty, rebuild local food economies, and assert democratic control over the […]

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A Closer Look: Agroecology and Food, Women and Climate Change

This is the third blog post in our three-part series, “Agroecology and the Sustainable Development Goals”. In the previous blog post, we discussed how agroecology plays a part in promoting progress toward all the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) since food is at the root of the SDGs. Sometimes, the progress of one goal also promotes […]

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