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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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Report from the Field | Agroecology Training Course in Mozambique

The Agroecology Training course was held in Marracuene District, Mozambique, which is approximately 25 kilometers north of the capital Maputo. In October 2016, CAN co-founders and board

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Remembering Madeleine Clare Moore

Madeleine ("Maddy") Moore was a CAN alumna who passed in 2015. Her father, Mike Moore, credits CAN with having played an important role in Maddy's life. "She found herself

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The Power of Women to Bring About Change

What was a need to increase family incomes has grown to become a thriving, woman-owned business that has made new opportunities for others in the community. Ercilia Lopez Martinez proudly

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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.