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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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September 13, 2018: SAVE THE DATE!!!

After two years of collecting community stories, interviews, and planting a season of summer vegetables in River Park, the Growing Justice (GJ) youth team will publicly display their findings

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Ashley’s Story

A Story About Human Dignity in the Face of Economic Poverty. Emily Cohen Ibañez and a group of experienced women of color filmmakers are focusing their lens on Ashley,

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Towards Dialogos de Saberes*: Sharing Knowledge for Food Systems Change

The Power of Storytelling Amid rows of spring mix, petite sprouts, and berry fields, farmworker communities in Watsonville continue to experience high uncertainty in accessing healthy food. Through their research

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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.