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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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Souobou Tiguidanla

Harsh periods of drought in Burkina Faso during the past several years motivated Souobou Tiguidanla, a 40 year old farmer from the village of Toumbenga in Gayeri, to look for ways grow more food for his family. In 2010 and 2011 he had to buy food during the “lean” season, a season of little or […]

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Elena Tenelema

“I dreamed of being a leader in my community since I was 16 years old,” said Elena Tenelema. She lives in the tiny village of Tzimbuto located in the central Ecuadorian highlands about 10 miles from the city of Riobamba. Elena is currently serving as the President of New Generation Association, an organization she helped […]

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Ramon Alcivar

Poor soils, pests, and seasonal rains made it hard for Ramón Alcívar to grow his crops in Ambuqui, a village in the semi-arid highlands of northern Ecuador. Like many struggling farmers in the area, he drenched his crops with chemical fertilizers and pesticides to try to increase the productivity of his farm. The chemical inputs […]

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