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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Learning to Navigate Resilience: Building on Advances in Resilience Measurement

As the Resilience Measurement Community of Practice (RMEL CoP) transitions into the Resilience Knowledge Coalition, we offer three key contributions of resilience measurement in the past decade, and three challenges to advance resilience practice in the decade to come.

Race to Resilience

Race to Resilience is a campaign that aims to catalyse a step-change in global ambition and action for climate resilience, putting people and nature first in pursuit of a resilient world where we not only withstand climate shocks but thrive in spite of them.

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GRP at the Climate Adaptation Summit (CAS) 2021

Starting on Monday 25 January, CAS 21 will consist of several complementary events and sessions over a 24‑hour period to reach a global audience.

Join us at the Gobeshona Global Conference!

The conference will take place from 18 - 24 January 2021.

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Reflections on 2020: The Global Resilience Partnership

Highlights of GRP’s accomplishments that are only possible thanks to our Partners' combined efforts.