Groundswell International is a partnership of local organizations and their network of grassroots community groups. They work in West Africa, the Americas, and South Asia. Their their programs catalyze the transition from unsustainable agriculture and extractive economies to regenerative, just farming and local food systems. Communities and family farmers improve their wellbeing, produce more abundant and nourishing food in ecologically sustainable ways, increase their incomes, build resilience to climate change, and strengthen local economies and cultures.
Strengthening Community Management of Biodiversity and Food Systems in Ecuador’s Andean Highlands
Through community action-learning processes with farmers focused on ‘learning by doing’, Groundswell international assists them in efforts to enhance on-farm biodiversity conservation and preserve Indigenous knowledge.
Strengthening Agroecology and Community Resilience in Senegal
This project will strengthen community resilience and livelihoods for smallholder farmers in the ecologically fragile, risk-prone Kaffrine region in Senegal by facilitating the transition to agroecological farming methods.
Improving the Food Security, Nutrition, and Sustainable Livelihoods of Women-Led Families in Central Nepal
The "Rotating Buffalo Fund" provides zero-interest, 2-year loans to participating households to help purchase a water buffalo, with the milk being used as an additional source of nutrition and income.