Building resiliency in Haiti

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Two Generations Collaborate To Empower Woman Farmers in Haiti (Q&A Video)

In Haiti, we are working with thousands of farmers that do not want to be ‘given’ help – they want the opportunity to lead their own community development processes. Community participation and leadership are essential for any kind of sustainable change. Groundswell International, our local partners, and generous donors support family farmers to build strong, […]

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Will your seeds grow?

Dear Friends, Jasper is determined to succeed. He is determined that the seeds he plants this spring, on his farm in Savanette, Haiti, will produce enough food for his family for the year, and extra to sell for income so that his children can go to school. We think he has a good chance. Because […]

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Video: Strengthening Rural Communities in Haiti

Greetings from Haiti! The Groundswell staff, Board, and partners are currently gathering for our Annual Global Conference, a week devoted to learning and sharing successful practices. We are pleased to share the third video in the Groundswell Video Series: “Strengthening Rural Communities in Haiti”, which highlights how Haitian farmers are leveraging farmer-to-farmer networks to share techniques that help […]

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“A Revolution of Thought is Necessary”

An estimated 80 percent of the population in Haiti lives in poverty. Cantave Jean-Baptiste, one of Groundswell’s co-founders, has been working with rural communities in Haiti since 1980. As a trained agronomist and Executive Director of Partenariat pour le Développement Local (PDL), Groundswell’s partner organization in Haiti, Cantave works to organize rural people to address the needs […]

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Steve’s Field Notes: West Africa & Haiti

Dear Friends, Groundswell is about catalyzing change – not just implementing short-term projects. When Groundswell was established in 2009, we made the intentional choice to create a partnership of rooted local organizations led by visionary people. We believe that the creativity and initiative of our partners around the world will strengthen and shape our global […]

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Spreading Healthy Seeds in Haiti

Around the world, Groundswell International is working with local partners to spread healthy seeds and build sustainable, local food and seed systems. In Haiti, Groundswell works with partner Partenariat pour le Développement Local (PDL) to build community-managed seed banks that provide seeds to family farmers through a lending program. “ At the beginning of the rainy season, […]

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