Learning Communities for Building Food Sovereignty in Chiapas and the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

CAN and its partner organization El Colegio de la Frontera Sur (ECOSUR) launched a collaboration to create a learning community for the construction of food security and sovereignty in Southern México.

This two-year project, funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, aims to form a learning community among local organizations working to promote food sovereignty in Chiapas and the Yucatán Peninsula and 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.