Working towards these commitments
Secure Tenure Rights
SIPAE promotes national and regional agricultural research on social, environmental and agrarian issues that contribute to food sovereignty and collective, economic, social and cultural rights, among others. SIPAE tries to strengthen its linkages with international academic institutions and better inform policies to promote a sustainable, democratic, inclusive and competitive agriculture.
The overall objective of SIPAE is to encourage agricultural research and rural issues in the country and on that basis, to contribute to the understanding and discussion of the challenges facing the agricultural sector, of the rural and the agrarian question in general and to contribute to the development of policy proposals, which will promote an alternative, sustainable, democratic, inclusive and competitive agricultural development. Coverage: The activities of the SIPAE have regional and national coverage (the coast, the mountains (the Andes), and the Amazon) and international coverage in countries like Peru and Bolivia.
Its constituencies include social groups, indigenous and peasants organisations (FENOCIN, CNC, FMLGT, ECUARUNARI), academic institutions (Facultad de Ciencias Agrícolas de la Universidad Central, Facultad de Ciencias Agropecuarias de la Universidad de Cuenca, ESPOL), and non-governmental entities (CESA, CAMAREN, AVSF, IRD, FUNDES, IEDECA).