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Our mission is to sustain rural livelihoods and environments by integrating research, education, and trade innovations.

Our vision is for a global economy where people, healthy food systems, and the environment come first.

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Sustainability Award
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CAN IS HIRING – Executive Assistant

We're hiring! CAN is looking for an Executive Assistant who will work closely with CAN staff and partner organizations to maintain administrative operations and assist in event coordination. The Executive Assistant

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Remembering Madeleine Clare Moore

Meet the three Madeleine Clare Moore Foundation scholarship recipients (left to right): Veronica Betzabeth Rosales Salinas, Veracruz, México; Marilu Castro, San Ramón, Nicaragua; and Marleny Chi, Quintana Roo, México.

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CAN Featured in the 3rd Annual Good Food Org Guide

Food Tank and the James Beard Foundation just released the 3rd annual Good Food Org Guide, which features 1,000 nonprofit organizations creating a better food system across the

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About CAN

CAN is a U.S.-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to sustain rural livelihoods and environments in the global south through the integration of agroecology-based research, education, and development strategies. Our work is both regional and global, with projects and activities in Mexico, Central America, and the United States, and our International Agroecology Shortcourse, which has trained hundreds of farmers, researchers, and community leaders from around the world since 2000.