Groundswell International

Groundswell International strengthens the capacity of people, communities and farmers’ organizations to create healthy farming and food systems from the ground up.

Groundswell International works with smallholder farmers – prioritizing marginalized women – to address the root causes of food insecurity, environmental degradation, climate change, and social and economic vulnerability. Their approach catalyzes a virtuous cycle of regeneration and growth, reversing the downward spiral of poverty and vulnerability.

  • Groundswell supports farmers’ groups through a practical “learning by doing” approach. Farmers test ecological farming principles and practices, adopting those that work best on their farms.
  • They then spread these approaches through farmer-to-farmer learning networks.
  • As farmers can reliably grow more of their own food, Groundswell supports them to create stronger local markets and improve their incomes.
  • To ensure gains on the ground are sustained and grow, we work with allies to create an enabling policy context.

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Crowd voting for the Catalytic Grants programme is now open

Cast your vote and rate the proposals that you think provide the strongest intervention and relevance for locally-led adaptation and resilience by 23 May 2022.

The world of finance is waking up to the reality of climate change, but money still isn’t getting to the right places

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In Kano, Nigeria, a youth-led organisation is building resilience of local communities through a forest restoration project. Azeez Abubakar reports. This is the first of the ‘Voices from the Frontline (Phase-II)‘ stories by ICCCAD and GRP.