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New Curriculum Tackles Food Insecurity in Rural US

We are pleased to announce the publication of the Grow Food Where People Live gardening and food curriculum produced in partnership with the University of North Carolina Asheville (UNCA) and The McCullough Institute for Conservation, Land Use and Environmental Resiliency. The curriculum is the fruit of more than a year-and-a-half of action research conducted by […]

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Update from Annual Global Partners Conference in Senegal

  Early last month, Groundswell International staff and partners from ten different countries convened in Senegal for our bi-annual Global Partners Conference. After eight years of operating, including developing a new five year strategic framework and releasing our book Fertile Ground: Scaling Agroecology from the Ground Up in the last two years, we’ve accomplished a […]

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Lessons from West Africa: Five Leverage Points

Our dynamic program in West Africa works with partners in Burkina Faso, Mali, Senegal and Ghana, who collaborate and exchange to sharpen their strategies to better catalyze community-based and farmer-driven agroecology. With this network in place, we strengthen local initiatives and make agroecology more accessible to family farmers through shared learning. Peter Gubbels, Director for […]

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Groundswell International & Food First Launch Highly Anticipated Book on Agroecology

This past Tuesday, June 5, Groundswell International Executive Director, Steve Brescia and Food First Executive Director, Eric Holt-Gimenez, joined friends and fans at Busboys and Poets for the official Washington, DC launch of our new book: Fertile Ground: Scaling Agroecology from the Ground Up. The event, hosted by Busboys and Poets in Washington, DC, was […]

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Steve’s Field Notes: Regenerate in 2017

Dear Friends, Now more than ever, we need to create farming, food systems and local economies that regenerate our land, our families’ health, and our communities.  We also need to regenerate our hope, solidarity and commitment. That is what Groundswell International is all about – connecting circles of people who work together to build that […]

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Announcing an EXCLUSIVE #GivingTuesday Partnership Campaign

This year, we’re announcing an exclusive #GivingTuesday partnership campaign with Food Tank. By contributing $50 or more on Giving Tuesday, you’ll become a member of BOTH Groundswell International and Food Tank. Nearly one billion people in the world are hungry, and 80 percent of them are rural farmers and food producers. Most of the world’s […]

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Groundswell Participating in First Annual Food Tank Summit

Today is the second day of the First Annual Food Tank Summit in partnership with The George Washington University Office of Sustainability. The event has brought together more than 75 expert speakers across the food industry including chefs, nonprofit groups, activists, entrepreneurs, and policymakers.  This afternoon, Executive Director Steve Brescia is participating in a panel on […]

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World AIDS Day 2014: Close the Gap

There are over 35 million people around the world living with HIV/AIDS and every year, more are infected. In the United States, many people living with HIV have access to effective treatments, early detection, and known prevention strategies. In other parts of the world, however, HIV threatens the lives of marginalized people living in extreme poverty. […]

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Bittman on How to Change the Food System

There are over 850 million hungry people in the world who experience hunger. Current estimates say that our planet will hold nine billion people by the year 2050, so a common question is “how to feed the nine billion”. At the New York Times’ “Food for Tomorrow” Conference, renowned journalist Mark Bittman tackled this question by re-framing […]

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Need for Raised Resiliency in Senegal

Senegal, like other countries located in the Sahel region of Africa, is experiencing a major food crisis. And this crisis is growing. Last year 11.3 million Senegalese were in need of food and nutritional assistance; this year 20 million people are in need. In the past, Senegal has not been affected by drought as much as […]

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