CAN is featured as one of seven case studies of agroecological transition around the world.
Rome (Italy). The International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES-Food) released a new report, “Breaking away from industrial food and farming systems: Seven case studies of agroecological transition,” on October 15, 2018. CAN co-founder and board president, Steve Gliessman, is the lead author. CAN is featured as one of seven case studies of agroecological transition.
“The case studies,” notes Steve, “include a range of different scales (single farm, community, region, country) and a variety of focuses (climate adaptation, income diversification, rural development). One of those case studies features CAN’s work with coffee growing communities in Nicaragua and Mexico. I am quite proud of how CAN is held up as an example of how to actually do agroecology.”
The report was released at the FAO’s Committee on World Food Security (CFS) in Rome. The case studies come as the FAO rolls out its Scaling Up Agroecology initiative, following the 2nd FAO International Symposium on Agroecology (April 2018).
The case studies profiled in the report demonstrate that change is taking hold across the world in California, USA; San Ramón, Nicaragua, and Veracruz, Mexico; Chololo, Tanzania; Shanxi, China; Drôme Valley, France; Andalusia, Spain; and Cuba.
The full report is available HERE.