Working towards these commitments
Secure Tenure Rights
Equal land rights for women
Secure territorial rights for Indigenous Peoples
Protected land rights defenders
CODECA is a peasant organization of indigenous women and men farmers. It was established in 1992 as a way to further express the need to live with dignity and till the land, something that is currently denied to farmers due to the bad working conditions witnessed in the field. An extremely large number of peasant families –more than 90%─ that are affiliated to CODECA are landless and work as daily workers in large land estates.
To improve living conditions of peasant communities through a major push towards rural development that is built in a participatory way, with equity and social inclusion; to influence rural-oriented policy-formulation through participation with equity, as well as through the inclusion of marginalized and excluded sectors in the formulation process; and to strengthen CODECA’s capacity to influence rural development policies.
Its constituencies include peasant and indigenous committees, daily workers, landless peoples and women groups.