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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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Recent News

Film Screening to Benefit CAN

Join CAN at the Friday April 13 screening of Mark Kitchell's new film, "The Evolution of Organic." The film tracks the history of the organic food movement. Q&A and

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Congratulations to CAN-Affiliated Researchers on New Publication!

CAN-affiliated researchers (at ECOSUR) involved in the Learning Community for Food Security and Sovereignty (CASSA) project published an article, "Bringing agroecology to scale: key drivers and emblematic cases," in the

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“Ending Seasonal Hunger in Nicaragua” Nominated for Remi Award!

CAN is proud to announce that "Ending Seasonal Hunger in Nicaragua," has been nominated for a Remi Award at the 51st Annual Independent Film Festival to be held April 20-29

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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.