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Calling For a Brown Revolution and Regreening to Restore Soils

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 gnarled calloused hands, rose. She declared, eloquently, with utter conviction in […]

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Building Collaboration To Amplify Agroecology

We want to extend a thank you and a special acknowledgment to Ernesto Mendez for this thoughtful post he recently made. We’re excited for our collaboration with ALC/UVM this year and have been hard at work planning and organizing our 10th Anniversary Global Conference. Please take a look at Ernesto’s post here: ALC Link This […]

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Recurrent Drought In Central America’s Dry Corridor

Recurrent drought and increasingly unpredictable annual rains have exacerbated the already difficult conditions facing farming families in Central America’s Dry Corridor, including Honduras. They have resulted in massive crop losses in these rainfed systems, causing widespread food insecurity and increased malnutrition rates in already vulnerable populations. Thus, climate, and more specifically rainfall and temperature, have […]

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Episode 3 – Perspective From The Field

Episode 3 is now live! Join Edwin for a chat about challenges in Honduras and how ecological farming may be a solution to helping rural farmers live happier healthier lives. Recurrent drought and increasingly unpredictable annual rains have exacerbated the already difficult socio-economic conditions facing farming families in Central America’s Dry Corridor, including Honduras. When […]

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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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Responsible Consumption In Ecuador – Webinar Video Recap

Our partner in Ecuador recently did a webinar on responsible consumption. The event was shown live via Facebook, for more information on this particular campaign, please visit: www.quericoes.org, We’re also providing a link to the video of the entire event:https://www.facebook.com/quericoescomersano/videos/330200024341971/ which recorded about 5,000 live video views and had an active stream of comments through the […]

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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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