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Agroecology as an alternative (Video four of a four-part series)

Friends,  Groundswell is working with partners in West Africa and allies across the continent to create ground up agroecological alternatives and shift government support to scale them.  Please take a look at this video from our allies at ACB which highlights the work of the agroecology movement in Ghana that we are supporting. Please feel […]

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AFSA members make some noise in Accra !!!

Farmer-based Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) on Thursday marched to create awareness about the need to promote agroecology to tackle climate change. The Centre for Indigenous Knowledge and Organizational Development (CIKOD) and Peasant Farmers Association of Ghana (PFAG) were joined by other farmer-based NGOs believe that with the right agricultural practices, such as agroecology – not […]

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Bern Guri makes the case: Agroecology is the Response to Climate Change

Here is an excellent 20-minute interview by our CIKOD partner, Bern Guri, on the Ghanaian TV program Joy News, which seeks to provide the public with an ‘agroecology 101’ overview, in the context of Africa Climate Week 2019. The Interview is held on an agroecological family farm. A quote from Bern is: “I think we, […]

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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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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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Special Recipe From Our Thanksgiving Table To Yours

At its core, Thanksgiving is a time of celebration, family, shared memories, and did we mention, food? It is celebrated all over the world by many cultures as a time of gratitude for the seasonal harvest. As a special thank you to our supporters and allies, we are happy to share two recipes from our […]

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Groundswell Publishes Agroecology Plus Six Case Studies and Policy Notes

Dear Friends, Groundswell International supports farmer-led innovation to strengthen and amplify agroecology. The urgent task in West Africa is to support, assess and document effective strategies, so that millions of people can overcome the daunting challenges of declining soil fertility, food production, and growing malnutrition. We are pleased to share with you the results, lessons […]

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The Agroecology +6 Framework Builds Rapid Resilience in the Sahel

In Africa’s Sahel region, the trifecta of drought, erratic rainfall and degraded lands make farmers particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Groundswell and its partners in West Africa promote resilience strategies for the nearly 12 million small scale farmers in this ecologically fragile and risk prone area. Peter Gubbels, Groundswell’s Director of Action […]

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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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Farmers in Africa Address Deforestation and Hunger with Agroecology

“For those we work with, indigenous knowledge, local knowledge—that is their strength.” These words from Bernard Guri, Groundswell International board member and executive director of our partner organization the Center for Indigenous Knowledge and Organizational Development (CIKOD) in Ghana, get to the heart of our mission. Kelle Gregory is one of the farmers that CIKOD […]

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