Two years ago, CAN and its network partner El Colegio de la Frontera Sur (ECOSUR), a research and teaching university in southern Mexico, launched CASSA (Comunidad de Aprendizaje para la Seguridad y Soberanía Alimentaria). With funding from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the project formed a learning community among 23 local civil society organizations (CSOs) that work to promote food security and sovereignty (FSS) in Chiapas and the Yucatán Peninsula in México.
For two years, the 23 organizations debated, listened, visited each other, convened family workshops and seed fairs, made videos, reached out to alliance members, and tested new ways of working with communities – all to improve their work on food security, food sovereignty, and agroecology.
The lessons learned have been published in a 216-page book, “El morral de experiencias para la seguridad y soberanía alimentaria.” This “Toolkit of Experiences,” aimed at civil society practitioners, can be downloaded in full or in part HERE.
FREE OF CHARGE.
At present, it is only available in Spanish.
The learning community lives on in the Morral and the solidarity built among participants. Follow CASSA on Facebook here.