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Calling For a Brown Revolution and Regreening to Restore Soils

by Peter Gubbels, Director of Action Learning and Advocacy, West Africa When meeting with an assembly of rural villagers in the Kaffrine region of Senegal 3 years ago, I inquired about the main problems they faced in their agriculture. One older woman, attired in a colorful West Africa cloth, but with a weathered face and […]

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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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Farmer-led Crop Experimentation Preview

Groundswell works side-by-side with carefully selected local partner organizations to tap into and spread the rich store of home-grown knowledge, ensuring that the best solutions to hunger, poverty and environmental degradation are rooted in the local context. While on tour visiting our @CIKODGH1 partners in Upper West, Ghana, Steve Brescia narrates/films a rural farmer display […]

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Perspective From The Field: Episode 2

We’re excited for you to listen to what’s been developing in West Africa regarding agroecology, women’s empowerment, and sustainable food systems. [Remember to select closed captions and language translation in your youtube player settings.] Tsuamba Bourgou Regional Coordinator for West Africa: Tsuamba brings decades of experience supporting community-led development in his native Burkina Faso and […]

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The First Step To Adopt Agroecology? Grow Your Own!

Benji cuts right to it and tells Kenyon College students how they can adopt agroecology on their own. Growing your own produce begins by trial and error. You have to get in the soil, get your hands dirty, and learn what’s possible when working with nature not against it. Groundswell’s co-founder and Executive Director, Steve […]

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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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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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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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