In November, CAN Executive Director Roseann Cohen and Associate Director Heather Putnam traveled to San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico to launch a new project with partner organization El Colegio de la Frontera Sur (ECOSUR).  The project, which is financed by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, will be organized as a 2-year course.  It aims to form a learning community among local organizations working to promote food sovereignty in Chiapas and the Yucatán Peninsula, facilitate exchange of knowledge and working tools, with the ultimate goal of promoting organizational processes that are participatory, just, and collaborative in the search for food sovereignty. 
Between 2016 and 2017 project facilitators and participants from 20 organizations will share, explore, and develop an understanding of the best values, approaches, and methodologies for working with communities in food sovereignty-related projects.  Combining teaching, experiences of experiences, and mutual learning, we will develop and promote an organizational toolbox based on the experiences of the groups participating and the regional context of Southern México. Read more on the Learning Community for Building Food Sovereignty in Chiapas and the Yucatan Peninsula project page.