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No, Food Justice Is Not A Trend – These College Students Prove That

The way we think about food systems is largely shaped by a dominant narrative that underpins the following myths: “We can only feed the growing world population by increasing agricultural productivity based largely on the use of industrial inputs. Only biotech science and the global food corporations can find effective solutions to feed the world. […]

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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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ACB VIDEO – Experiences of FISP: Farm Input Subsidy Programs in Africa

Groundswell is a part of a network across Africa that is working to change Farmer Input Subsidy Programs (FISPs). FISPs are government policies that promote subsidized packages of chemical fertilizers, hybrid seeds and other chemical inputs. These financial resources can be better used to support farmers to sustainably improve their soil fertility and food production, […]

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Nochixtlan, Oaxaca, Mexico – Community Seed Celebration

Your generous support impacts indigenous farming culture around the world, thank you.   The work community organizations are doing with the support of Groundswell to strengthen native seed systems for improved food production and climate resilience is an example of the kinds of changes your generous support impacts. Attached are a couple of photos from […]

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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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Women’s Project Preserves Cultural Heritage of Mayan Food System in Guatemala

In honor of last month’s International Day for Biological Diversity on May 22nd, we are spotlighting our partners at Qachuu Aloom in Guatemala. Over the past year they have developed a health and nutrition project to strengthen cultural identity and the Mayan-Achi food system. The project aims to preserve knowledge about local plants and seeds, […]

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The GMO Debate Rages in Ecuador over Constitutionality of Seeds

On May 22, the world celebrated International Day for Biological Diversity. For Groundswell International and the partners and communities we work with around the world, the day marks the vital connections between stronger farmer management of local seed varieties, seed sovereignty, diversified family farming, as well as human and environmental health.  Debates about the adoption […]

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