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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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Sustainability Award
Runner Up

Recent News

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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Seedbanks & Farmer-Led Experimentation: The Search for Solutions

Seedbanks and farmer-led experimentation enhance local food sovereignty and climate change resiliency in rural Nicaragua. Seedbanks are important reservoirs of genetic diversity that help subsistance farming communities secure their supply

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River Park Garden: An Experimental Collaboratively Authored Film

Community Agroecology Network’s (CAN) Growing Justice youth team collaborated with seven University of California, Santa Cruz undergraduate students from Professor Emily Cohen Ibañez's Visual Sociology class to produce a 20-minute

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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.