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Community Agroecology Network

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Economic Development, Microfinance, Rural Economic Development

Mission: Our mission is to sustain rural livelihoods and environments by integrating research, education, and trade innovations.

Geographic areas served: Mexico, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Costa Rica, United States

Programs: John Halliday Community Fund; Scholarship for Youth Leader in Food Security in Las Segovias, Nicaragua; Certification Program for Small Farmers in Chiapas, México; Mujeres y Maiz, San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, México; Youth Leadership for Food Security (central Veracruz State, México)

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Rating: 4

CAN has been a strong partner in our programming to fight seasonal hunger, or the "thin months," in the coffeelands. We have collaborated with CAN on projects in Nicaragua and Mexico which involve youth leadership and community-driven solutions to food security. In each project, CAN demonstrates a grassroots, agroecological approach that prioritizes human as well as environmental factors. We also called upon CAN to facilitate a highly-participatory Food Security Forum in Nicaragua last year that brought together dozens of NGO project managers, coffee cooperative farm technicians, and other community and government leaders to discuss innovative strategies for addressing food security in Nicaragua. CAN's deep expertise, extensive network, and approachable style contributed significantly to the success of the conference.