2018: The book “El Morral de Experiencias” (or the “Experience Satchel” – an adaptation to local circumstances of the word “toolkit”) is the result of the two-year learning project “CASSA,” which involved 23 Southeastern Mexican civil society organizations (CSOs). These organizations developed new processes, described in this book, that improve their community-level work in food sovereignty, food security, or agroeocology.

The Morral, currently available only in Spanish, is DOWNLOADABLE HERE, free of charge. 

2015: The Coffee Leaf Rust Outbreak, Food Security Vulnerabilities, and Response in Nicaragua.

Productores a pequeña escala en Nicaragua: Vulnerabilidades en Seguridad Alimentaria y Respuesta. Available in English and Spanish.



Las Segovias Best Practices Guide

As part of the GMCR-funded project Food Security & Sovereignty in Las Segovias, Nicaragua, a Best Practices Guide with five volumes was developed around themes related to food security, including the Thin Months, Agroecology, Production Diversification, and Sustainable Food Production, Distribution, and Consumption Practices. The guide was developed through a process of collecting on-the-ground knowledge and perspectives on these themes, which were then formulated and organized into the five volumes, and then field-tested. It was developed as a tool for community and cooperative organizers working to promote local food security & sovereignty (FSS), and may also be useful to other organizations working in FSS.

FSS poster

Las Segovias Food Security poster

This poster was developed as a popular education tool to share the results of ongoing participatory research on Food Security and Sovereignty (FSS) in the FSS in Las Segovias Project with participating communities, cooperatives, and farming families. It was developed with their participation and their input into the best ways to represent their own experiences with food insecurity and the thin months, and measures to address these problems.


Veracruz Cookbook: What We Eat Today

This cookbook was developed by our partner organization VIDA AC, as part of the food security & sovereignty participatory diagnostic study performed in 3 communities in the Central Highlands of Veracruz, Mexico in 2011. The recipes were collected during workshops with women community members, where each recipe was shared, prepared, and eaten by the group.

Yucatan Food Security & Sovereignty Guide

This guide was developed as the result of a diagnostic study on food security & sovereignty performed by CAN and the Intercultural Maya University in 2011 for the W.K. Kellogg Foundation-Mexico. It is directed towards farming families in the Yucatan Peninsula, but may be a useful tool for other organizations to use in education around the ideas of food security and sovereignty.


Quintana Roo Vegetable Garden Best Practices Guide:
Chile Habanero

International Youth Network Curriculum

The youth have just completed a seven-module curriculum, a collaborative effort that encapsulates the skills and knowledge the youth gained during our 5-year program. In order to reach a broad audience, the youth decided to share the curriculum via Facebook. CAN’s network partner in Nicaragua, CII-ASDENIC, designed and formatted the materials.

Módulo 1: Buenas Prácticas de Producción

International Youth Network Curriculum

Módulo 2: Agua Segura

International Youth Network Curriculum

Módulo 3: Soberanía y Seguridad Alimentaria Nutricional 

International Youth Network Curriculum

Módulo 4: Formación Personal 

International Youth Network Curriculum

Módulo 5: Ganado menor

International Youth Network Curriculum

Módulo 6: Emprendimiento

International Youth Network Curriculum

Módulo 7: Medicina Natural

Memorias de los Intercambios

Recetario de platillos elaborados con chaya

Recipes from the Food Security in Quintana Roo, México project