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Mission and Vision

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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Bees for Life and Coffee

Did you know that due to pesticide use and climate change there is a 40% decline in insect species?    Gisela Illsecas, a coffee farmer in Veracruz, Mexico, had

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Working Together in Partnership

The seeds for CAN’s birth were planted in 2000 when we visited agroecology graduate students who were doing participatory action research with farmers in coffee growing communities in El Salvador,

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Youth Plant Seeds of Justice

Ashley Solis; photo courtesy Emily Cohen Meet Ashley Solis, one of CAN’s youth leaders. Born in Watsonville, California, to Mexican migrant parents, Ashley juggles schoolwork with jobs

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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.