With working class interests, CETRA's mission is to stand up for human rights and gender justice, and to protect the natural resources through the construction of a democratic, egalitarian, fair and plural society, that aims to the full practice of all people´s citizenship.
The center's objectives are to contribute to the improvement of family farmers´ life quality through agroecology, coexistence with semi-arid and socioeconomic solidarity. Considering the economic, political, socio-environmental, cultural, gender and ethnicity dimensions, CETRA has as a principle the universalization of human rights, in order to build a fair, free and egalitarian society.
CETRA is a non-confessional (laic), non-partisan and non-profit organization for development, founded in 1981, by the hands of militants from several organized sectors of civil society. Its political profile is marked by the tradition of resisting authoritarianism, and it is allied to the search for new ways to fight social differences and injustices and to contribute to the social and political organization of excluded people, so as to break the dependency relationship created between these and other social sectors, and to allow them to fully practice their citizenship. The institution acts by developing actions of social and technical assistance, stepping in the reality and building new knowledge next to the public of its attention, this being composed by peasant families and rural workers.