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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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West Africa Visit in Photos

Two members of our coordination team recently returned from a trip to West Africa to meet with our colleagues and partners, and the farmers we work with to build a healthier and more equitable food system from the ground up. Their trip led them to a Groundswell regional conference in Ghana where our partners from […]

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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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Life in Rural Ghana, A Young Man’s Story

This blog post is written by Patrick Sakyi, young man with a commitment to smallholder farmers in Ghana. He works as a monitoring & evaluation associate with Farmerline, a social enterprise which builds innovative data collection platforms & mobile applications to improve information access for smallholder farmers in Ghana and other African countries, and is […]

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Groundswell Partners Win $200,000 Grant to Promote Local Seed Systems in Burkina Faso and Ghana

Last week the New Field Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, approved a $200,000 grant to Association Nourrir Sans Détruire (ANSD), our local partner in Burkina Faso. Groundswell International and Centre for Indigenous Knowledge (CIKOD), our local partner in Ghana, will also take part in the grant, which will empower women to promote local seed systems of […]

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FAO Symposium Promotes Agroecology in Africa

On November 5-6, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) hosted a regional symposium on Agroecology for Food Security and Nutrition in Sub-Saharan Africa. During the event in Dakar, Senegal, over 300 people, including various African leaders and civil society organizations, gathered to explore and promote agroecology as the future of farming in Africa. Groundswell International was […]

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Check out our 2014 Annual Report

We are excited to announce the release of Groundswell International’s 2014 Annual Report!  In 2014, we worked in partnership – with farmers, with local organizations, and our supporters – to continue to create a transition to agroecological farming that is better for people and the planet. We invested nearly $1.3 million in strengthening rural communities […]

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Feeding Africa: A Modest Response

Will Africa be able to feed itself by 2030 as the recently released annual letter from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation suggests? Sir Gordon Conway, Professional of International Development and Director of the Agriculture for Impact program at Imperial College in London, agrees with the Gates’ bet in a recent article titled,“A Modest Proposal […]

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