Working towards these commitments
Secure Tenure Rights
Strong Small-Scale Farming Systems
Equal land rights for women
Focusing on people as active participants in their own development, the Swedish Cooperative Center works to strengthen the capacity of member-based, democratic organisations to enable women and men living in poverty to improve their living conditions, defend their rights, and contribute to a just society. SCC envisions a sustainable world free from poverty and injustice.
Help to self-help is SCC’s guiding principle. Therefore, the organization’s objectives include to improve the access for poor rural women and men to services; to reduce poverty; to improve nutrition; to raise incomes and build resilience in a changing environment; to improve access to land; to ameliorate access to adequate housing; to support poor rural women and men and their organizations in being able to influence the policies and institutions that affect their livelihoods.
SCC’s constituencies include small-scale farmers, men and women, members of organized groups lacking housing, interested in self-management and mutual help solutions, and in cooperative ownership.