Our mission is to sustain rural livelihoods and environments by integrating research, education, and trade innovations.
Community Agroecology Network (CAN) is an international organization actively working in eight regions of Mexico and Central America. We confront social, economic, and environmental injustice through research, education, and action. CAN partners with community-based organizations, farmers' cooperatives, nonprofits, and universities to generate local approaches to sustainable development. Our programs promote:
* Agroecological farming practices that produce healthy food and healthy environments
* Food security to end seasonal hunger
* Alternative trade models that foster direct relationships between producers and consumers ensuring a fair price for farmers
* Youth empowerment so that the next generation has the knowledge, skills, and opportunity to reduce hunger
What We Do
We engage in long-term relationships with our local partners and share a deep commitment to creating healthy and just food systems. Our network builds bridges and serves as a resource to all its members. Together, we have linked the science and practice of agroecology to empower farmers, women, and youth to be agents of food systems change in their own communities.