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Join Us in Making this International Delegation Possible

Ecofarm and CAN are collaborating to bring a farmer delegation to California in January 2020. The delegation will present at Ecofarm’s annual conference and tour other sites in Northern California. This is the third farmer delegation to present at Ecofarm’s conference.

Please help us welcome our international agroecology delegation – small coffee farmers from Nicaragua and Mexico who are at the frontlines of agroecology and food sovereignty efforts. Women and youth from Unión de Cooperativas Augusto Cesar Sandino (UCA San Ramón, Nicaragua), Vinculo y Desarrollo Agroecológico en Café (VIDA, A.C.) and their sister cooperative Campesinos en la Lucha Agraria (México), along with the Community Agroecology Network (CAN), will be with us at EcoFarm 2020.

The delegation will focus on social and environmental justice in farming communities while building solidarity among small farmers, farmworkers, and cooperatives. Please join the delegation for a workshop at EcoFarm on Thursday, January 23 about Women Building Local Economies with Agroecology in Mesoamerica (Mujeres Desarrollando Economías Locales Usando Agroecología en Mesoamérica).

At the conclusion of EcoFarm Conference, the delegation will make its way through Monterey and Santa Cruz counties, the Bay Area, Sacramento, and Sonoma County to shed light on how women and youth in Nicaragua and Mexico are leading efforts in diversification of their coffee agroforests, experimentation with soil fertility and shade management, development of solidarity economies and shaping gender justice.

Details about public events coming soon!

About the Delegates

Dinora Garcia Diaz

Agroecological Coffee Farmer
Coop Denis Gutierrez Cardoza, Nicaragua

Harold Molinares

Gender Equity & Youth Coordinator

UCA San Ramon, Nicaragua

Darling Campos Rayo

Cooperative Development
UCA San Ramon Nicaragua

Briseida Venegas Ramos

Agroecology Coffee Farmer &
Coop president Campesinos en
Lucha Agraria Mexico

Gisela Palma Illesca

Agroecological Coffee Farmer &
Coop manager for Campesinos
en Lucha Agraria
Coordinator of FemCafe Mexico

Denisse García Moreno

Agroecological Coffee Farmer &
Beekeeper. Technical promoter for
VIDA A.C. and coordinator of
feminist coffee line, FemCafe Mexico