Working towards these commitments
Secure Tenure Rights
Secure territorial rights for Indigenous Peoples
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CEPES looks for the inclusion of small farmers and peasant communities (campesinos) in national processes of modernization and democratization, with a broad political commitment to fostering national development in a democratic, decentralized and equitable way.
CEPES was created in 1976 as an institution specialized in rural development, focused on offering its professional contribution to the task of improving the living conditions of rural women and men of Peru, with the perspective of contributing to a more democratic and just society. After more than three decades, CEPES still maintains its original objectives.
CEPES overall goal is to contribute to the modernization and development of rural and agrarian society in Peru, a society where peasant communities and small farmers have a leading role. From this perspective, CEPES contributes to the development of a national agrarian sector by seeking among others- producers’ access to modern technologies, credit, markets, information and research. CEPES also promotes the effective participation of such farmers and peasant communities in decision-making, agricultural policies, regional development and sound management of natural resources.
CEPES addresses its efforts towards small farmers/producers and peasant communities.