Community Agroecology Network (CAN)
- Santa Cruz
The Community Agroecology Network (CAN) works with rural communities in Mexico and Central America to develop self-sufficiency and sustainable farming practices. Our international network connects • Farmers • Students • Consumers, and • Researchers Our vision is for a global economy where people, healthy food systems, and the environment come first.
CAN's network provides rural communities with the tools to become economically viable through agriculture while also benefiting the environment through:
Action research - farm-based research involving investigators and farmers with information generated from within and provided to the community; Education - community education, technical assistance, leadership development, consumer education, and ongoing exchanges and participation between the member communities; Marketing - development of producer-controlled markets that support local communities and create direct links with consumers.
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