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Confronting the Coffee Crisis - Bacon

Can Fair Trade, organic, and specialty coffees reduce small-scale farmer vulnerability in Northern Nicaragua?

Agroecology and Food Systems, Coffee, PAR Projects download
Traditional Shade, Rural Livelihoods and Conservation in Small Coffee Farms and Cooperatives of Western El Salvador

Dissertation of Ernesto Mendez, 2004

Agroecology and Food Systems, Coffee, PAR Projects download
Agroecology and Agroecosystems Agroecology and Food Systems download
Cooperatives and Change

Cooperatives and change: From revolution and agrarian reform to specialized coffee exporters in northern Nicaragua

Agroecology and Food Systems, Partner Organization Projects, Trade Innovations download
Prices Paid to Growers

Comparison of Fair Trade vs NYSE price of Coffee, 1989 to 2010

Agroecology and Food Systems, Coffee, Trade Innovations download
The Search for Sustainable Markets

The Promise and Failures of Fair Trade

Agroecology and Food Systems, Coffee, Trade Innovations download
Differentiated Coffee Markets to Alternative Trade - Roberta Jaffe and Chris Bacon

What if we take certification as a starting point instead of a finish line? Is it possible to maintain the “alterity” within these certified markets as they rush to mainstream? What if, instead of comparing these differentiated coffee market segments to the corporate controlled conventional coffee markets, we look to the many examples of more local and alternative food networks?

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Building Grower / Consumer Alliances for Confronting the Coffee Crisis By Roberta Jaffe, Devon Sampson, and Annie Shattuck

In 2001, world coffee prices tumbled to all-time lows, devastating coffee-dependent farm families and their communities, in what became known as the global “coffee crisis.” Out of necessity, many farm families left their communities to find wage labor, while others cut down their coffee plants and shade trees in favor of cattle pasture. The integrity of coffee producing communities in México and Central America was strained by emigration, biodiversity was threatened by deforestation, and denuded and trampled hillsides started to wash away in the tropical rains.

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International Field Study Program: A Collaboration between UCA San Ramón Cooperative and Community Agroecology Network

Download this field study guide to learn more about the CAN/UCA San Ramón internship program. This guide provides information about UCA San Ramón, possible project areas and research topics, the schedule for a 10-week field study, your accommodations, and program pricing. There also is information about Nicaragua, coffee culture, health and safety, contact information, and a helpful packing list.

Action Education, Field Study Resources download
12th Annual International Agroecology Shortcourse

This pdf offers UPDATED details of 12th Annual International Agroecology Shortcourse: Agroecology and the Transformation of Food Systems: The California Model.

About CAN, Agroecology and Food Systems, Events download
PROTROPICO and CAN International Field Experience Orientation Packet

This orientation guide provides you with helpful information about your internship in Cepeda or Tzucacab. Learn more details about the field course, how to get to Merida, your accommodations, cultural differences and the local weather. The guide also provides information about health insurance, communications, travel logistics, bus schedules, a packing list, fees and expenses, as well as scholarships and grants.

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The UIMQRoo/CAN Summer Field Course Orientation Guide

This orientation guide provides you with helpful information about your internship in Quintana Roo. Learn more details about the field course, how to get to José María Morelos, your accommodations, cultural differences and the local weather. The guide also provides information about health insurance, communications, travel logistics, bus schedules, a packing list, fees and expenses, as well as scholarships and grants.

Action Education, Field Study Resources download
AgroEco® Coffee Order Form

The CAN AgroEco® Coffee Order Form.  Buy coffee and support the Nicaraguan Youth Scholarship Fund.

Action Research Initiatives, Agroecology and Food Systems, Coffee, Events, Partner Organization Projects, Trade Innovations download
11th International Agroecology Shortcourse Report

This report provides an overview and highlights of the 11th International Agroecology Shortcourse held in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, México, in July 2010.

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Food Security in Las Segovias: Year 1 Report

Community Agroecology Network (CAN) and our partners PRODECOOP and CII-ASDENIC are collaborating on three-year project with the goal to enhance food security and build resilient food and agricultural systems that enable 740 households (approximately 4,440 people) in the Segovias region of northern Nicaragua to reduce and eventually eliminate los meses de las vacas flacas and more successfully resist the negative impacts to food security from climate change in the future.

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Fall 2010 Newsletter PDF

Fall 2010 Newsletter

About CAN, Action Education, Action Research Initiatives, Agroecology and Food Systems, Coffee, Events, Field Study Resources, PAR Projects, Partner Organization Projects, Trade Innovations download
AgroEco® Brochure

Brochure that describes CAN's AgroEco® coffee. Learn about sustainable coffee production.

Agroecology and Food Systems, Coffee, Trade Innovations download
2011 El Intercambio Schedule of Events

Schedule of community events for the 3rd Annual El Intercambio.

Events download
Santa Cruz Farmers Market Map of Vendors

Look for CAN at space #52

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El Intercambio 2011 Press Release

Press release: 2011 El Intercambio: Engage, Experience, Educate. 

Action Research Initiatives, Events, Partner Organization Projects download
Director of Action Ed Job Announcement

Download this .pdf to learn more about the job description of CAN's Director of Action Education. Apply by May 20, 2011.

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12th Annual International Agroecology Shortcourse Flyer

A one-page description of the 12th Annual International Agroecology Shortcourse that will take place July 10-23, 2011 in Santa Cruz, California.

Action Education, Agroecology and Food Systems, Events download
Prioritizing Food Security and Livelihoods in Climate Change Mitigation Mechanisms

Andrew Davis and V. Ernesto Mendez. "Prioritizing food security and livelihoods in climate change mitigation mechanisms: Experiences and opportunities in smallholder coffee agroforestry forest communities and REDD+". Policy brief based on an academic paper and book chapter looking at the carbon mitigation potential of smallholder coffee agroforestry.

Agroecology and Food Systems, Coffee, PAR Projects, Partner Organization Projects download
Alternative Spring Break 2012 Application

Application for Alternative Spring Break 2012

Action Education, Field Study Resources download
1 Unidad: Conozcamos sobre Seguridad alimentaria

1 Unidad: Conozcamos sobre Seguridad alimentaria

Agroecology and Food Systems, PAR Projects download
2 Unidad: Comprendiendo los meses de las vacas flacas

2 Unidad: Comprendiendo los meses de las vacas flacas

Agroecology and Food Systems, PAR Projects download
3 Unidad: Aprendiendo y haciendo técnicas agroecológicas

3 Unidad: Aprendiendo y haciendo técnicas agroecológicas

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4 Unidad: Diversificación productiva y de los medios de vida campesina

4 Unidad: Diversificación productiva y de los medios de vida campesina

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5 Unidad: Sembrando, distribuyendo y comiendo alimentación sostenible

5 Unidad: Sembrando, distribuyendo y comiendo alimentación sostenible

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Summary Document of 2011 Food Security and Sovereignty Exchange and Forum in Nicaragua

This is the summary document (in Spanish) of a Food Security and Sovereignty Exchange and Forum that CAN organized for Green Mountain Coffee Roasting in Nicaragua this past summer. 

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2012-2013 CAN International Field Courses

A catalog of the current international field courses

Action Education, Events, Field Study Resources download
Youth Leadership and Education for Sustainable Agriculture and Food Sovereignty

GMRC Annual Report: Year 1 (Jan 14-Dec 31, 2011).

Project vision:

To empower local youth leaders to develop school and community gardens as spaces of education and community capacity-building to promote a culture of healthy and sustainable food production, preparation, and consumption among local families.

Agroecology and Food Systems, Field Study Resources, Partner Organization Projects download
Youth Leadership and Education for Sustainable Agriculture and Food Sovereignty

GMRC Annual Report: Year 1 (Jan 14-Dec 31, 2011).

Project vision:

To empower local youth leaders to develop school and community gardens as spaces of education and community capacity-building to promote a culture of healthy and sustainable food production, preparation, and consumption among local families.

Agroecology and Food Systems, Field Study Resources, Partner Organization Projects download
Food Security and Sovereignty in Las Segovias Project: CAN-PRODECOOP-CIIASDENIC

Annual Report: Year Two: September 2010-December 2011.

Project goal:

The primary goal of this project is to work in partnership with PRODECOOP, the nineteen 1st level base cooperatives and CII-ASDENIC to build the capacity within the cooperatives and decrease hunger and enhance food security by building resilient food and agricultural systems.

Action Research Initiatives, Agroecology and Food Systems, PAR Projects, Partner Organization Projects download
Food Security and Sovereignty in Las Segovias Project: CAN-PRODECOOP-CIIASDENIC

Annual Report: Year Two: September 2010-December 2011.

Project goal:

The primary goal of this project is to work in partnership with PRODECOOP, the nineteen 1st level base cooperatives, and CII-ASDENIC to build the capacity within the cooperatives and decrease hunger and enhance food security by building resilient food and agricultural systems.

Action Research Initiatives, Agroecology and Food Systems, PAR Projects, Partner Organization Projects download
13th International Agroecology Shortcourse Description

English language version of the 13th International Agroecology Shortcourse announcement, including application information.

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XIII Curso Internacional de Agroecología

Spanish language version of the 13th International Agroecology Shortcourse description, including application information. 

Agroecology and Food Systems download
Year 4 Report: Food Security and Sovereignty in Las Segovias, Nicaragua, Phase 2 | Nov 1, 2012 - Oct 30, 2013

Year 4-Semester 1 Report: November 1, 2012-October 30, 2013

Project:  Food Security and Sovereignty in Las Segovias, Nicaragua, Phase 2

Organization: Community Agroecology Network (CAN) in collaboration with our partners PRODECOOP and CII-ASDENIC

Executive Summary

 

 

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AgroEco® Coffee Tour 2013 Registration Form

Please complete this form and return it with your deposit. If you have any questions, please email actioned@canunite.org.

Action Education, Coffee, Events download
Alternative Spring Break 2013 | Brochure

This brochure includes basic information about Alternative Spring Break 2013. Meet the course leaders and learn basic information about the course.

Action Education download
Alternative Spring Break (ASB) | Registration Form

Download this Word document. Please answer the questions and submit the completed form to: Estrellita Muñoz. Email no later than noon on December 7. 

If you have any questions, please contact Estrellita Muñoz.

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AgroEco® Coffee Tour Info Session

For anyone who missed out on the recent Info Session held in Santa Cruz on Sunday, November 18, 2012, this downloadable pdf will give you the flavor of the discussion. We hope you'll join us on this one-of-a-kind trip.

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Food Security and Smallholder Coffee Production: Current Issues and Future Directions

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
In recent years, there has been growing discussion within the specialty coffee industry about the prevalence of seasonal food insecurity in coffee growing communities. The idea that coffee producers lack resources to feed themselves and their families flies in the face of Fair Trade and other sustainable coffee initiatives, which were designed to ensure a viable livelihood and improved conditions for small-scale coffee farmers around the world. Though these certifications represent an important step toward delivering better prices to farmers, they are inadequate tools to stand alone against the formidable and entrenched barriers faced by this population. Small-scale farmers are estimated to produce 70% of the world’s coffee supply (Eakin et al, 2009), within an industry supported by up to 25 million coffee producers. If you also include coffee harvesters, processors, and industry workers, the total is closer to 100 million people whose livelihoods depend on the crop in some way (Jha et al, 2011).

Several questions persist when considering the inter- section of coffee and food insecurity, including: why and how the issue has remained hidden for so long, what factors contribute to its pervasiveness, and what can be done to bring about its end. Missing from the dialogue is sufficient empirical evidence to clarify the causes and inform effective responses to this problem. The objectives of this policy brief are to summarize the existing knowledge of the extent and causes of food insecurity in smallholder coffee growing households, and to use this information to explore potential solutions.

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CAN Winter 2013 Intership Opportunities

Download this .pdf for information about CAN's local internship opportunities for UCSC students during Winter Quarter 2013.

Application deadline is January 18, 2013.

Action Education download
14th Annual International Agroecology Shortcourse

14th Annual International Agroecology Shortcourse announcement

Action Research Initiatives, Agroecology and Food Systems, Events download
2014 AgroEco® Coffee Tour Itinerary

Download this pdf for a printable version of the 2014 AgroEco® Tour itinerary.

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XV Annual International Agroecology Shortcourse Announcement

 

Download the announcement in English

Action Research Initiatives, Agroecology and Food Systems, Events download
XV Curso Internacional de Agroecología

El anuncio

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XV Annual International Agroecology Shortcourse Poster | XV Curso Internacional de Agroecología Poster

Poster

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Joebella Coffee partners with AgroEco

Feature article (April 30, 2014, page A-2) about how the relationship between CAN/AgroEco® Coffee and Joebella Coffee came about.

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2014 Youth Exchange Report

Executive Director Roseann Cohen's report on the 4th Youth Exchange held in Veracruz, Mexico.

Action Education, Partner Organization Projects download
Day One XV Annual International Agroecology Shortcourse

Photos and captions from Day One of the Agroecology Shortcourse.

Action Research Initiatives, Events, PAR Projects, Partner Organization Projects download
Agroecologia (Vol. 8)

Méndez, V.E., C.M. Bacon, R. Cohen, S.R. Gliessman & M.  Gonzalez de Molina (Editores Invitados) (2013) Agroecología y la transformación  de los sistemas agroalimentarios: perspectivas transdisciplinares y  participativas. Monográfico Invitado. Agroecología (Spain) 8(2). [Translated version of the Special Issue published in Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, 2013, 37 (1)].  
Agroecology and Food Systems download
2014 CAN Annual Report

The 2014 Community Agroecology Network Annual Report

About CAN download

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