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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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What Collaborative Research Looks Like

Meet Maria Eugenia Flores Gomez, Chris Bacon and their daughter Rosalia. Maria Eugenia (Mari) is CAN's project manager for the Food Security and Food Sovereignty Project in Las Segovias,

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CAN’s 2014-2015 Annual Report Available

Discover how we've been working to end hunger and build food sovereignty among small farmers in Mexico and Central America. Our 2014-2015 annual report looks at six strategies that guide

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Keurig Green Mountain Executive Team Visits Coffee Farmers

In December, CAN Executive Director Roseann Cohen, Associate Director Heather Putnam and Project Manager Maria Eugenia Flores traveled with executive team members of the coffee company Keurig Green Mountain (KGM)

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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.