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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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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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3 Ways to Engage Youth On Small Family Farms

Christian starts his day checking his mangoes and sweet potatoes and preparing to sell his surplus yield to others in his community. He is a young farmer, only 19 years old, but already appreciates the value of agroecology. As a member of a Honduran small farmer organization, he has a support system that helps him […]

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Community Solidarity A Key Indicator of Small Farmer Success

A gourd, the hard-shelled fruit that comes from the calabash tree, produces everything from utensils, to bowls to tobacco pipes. Like the gourd, which serves a myriad of practical purposes, a “calabash” in Senegal is a group of women that come together to pool their money, quite literally into a gourd, to support one another […]

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Building an Agroecology Movement in Honduras, Excerpt from Upcoming Book Release

Last month, we shared details about our upcoming book, Fertile Ground: Scaling Agroecology from the Ground Up. The book showcases the stories of farmers from nine countries around the world and the successes and challenges of working with these farmers to spread ecological agriculture, or agroecology. We are excited to share an excerpt from the […]

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The Criminalization of COPINH and Misdirection Plagues Investigation into Lenca Leader’s Assassination

The following post is written by Witness for Peace regarding the tragic murder of environmental and indigenous leader Berta Cáceres. Witness for Peace’s mission is to support peace, justice, and sustainable economies by changing the policies and practices which contribute to poverty and oppression in Latin America and the Caribbean. The article is also available in […]

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Honoring Berta Caceres, Environmental Leader

Dear Friends, Groundswell International joins the shock, sadness and condemnation of the murder of respected indigenous, human rights and environmental leader Berta Cáceres in Honduras. We stand with our Honduran sisters and brothers and support the calls for full investigation to bring all of those involved to justice and ensure respect for human rights, life and democratic […]

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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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Steve’s Field Notes: Learning Visit in Brazil

Dear Friends,  Last week, I returned from an invigorating trip with our regional partners in Latin America and new allies in Brazil. We met to draw lessons from the excellent work being done in Brazil to improve the lives of rural communities by spreading resilient, ecological farming and to strengthen local food economies. We were […]

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