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Celebrating Rural Women and Their Power to Change the World

“When women are empowered and can claim their rights and access to land, leadership, opportunities and choices, economies grow, food security is enhanced and prospects are improved for current and future generations.” – Michelle Bachelet, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women On October 15, the United Nations and global community observe the International Day of […]

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Video: Cultivating the Future Women Farmers in Ghana

Below is the fourth and final video in the Groundswell Video Series! In Africa, there is a saying: “I am because we are”. We are all part of a global food and farming system, and there are thousands of family farmers, activists, local organizations, and passionate individuals just like you working together to strengthen food sovereignty, stand […]

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Groundswell Announces Nepal Pilot Program!

Groundswell is excited to have expanded our work into Asia to support more rural communities to build healthy farming and food systems from the ground up. In November, we announced our plans for the Philippines as well as updates from Groundswell co-founder Rene Lucero surrounding the October earthquake and Typhoon Haiyan. Also in 2013, Groundswell […]

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In Honor of Madame Fatima Addy

Groundswell is sad to report the passing of Madame Fatima Addy, one of the inspiring women leaders who worked in Northern Ghana to strengthen community organizations and spread sustainable agriculture practices. Madame Fatima understood the challenges faced by rural women farmers, and helped them experiment with farming methods to increase food production and revitalize the […]

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