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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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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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CAN Featured in the 3rd Annual Good Food Org Guide

Food Tank and the James Beard Foundation just released the 3rd annual Good Food Org Guide, which features 1,000 nonprofit organizations creating a better food system across the

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Growing Justice Photo a Winner!

A photo taken of the Growing Justice project by Suraya Arslan, CAN's Executive and Programs Coordinator, is one of the winners of the Johns Hopkins University Food Policy Networks 2nd

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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.