Working towards these commitments
Secure Tenure Rights
Protected land rights defenders
COCOCH is a network of 10 farmers federations established in 1988. With its base group of more than 3,000 farmers’ groups and co-operatives, rural enterprises, rural women’s organizations, and small agricultural producers comprising some 300,000 direct producers, COCOCH provides the structure that brings together the organizations of farmers and small producers of Honduras. We wish for the existence of united and strong peasantry, with better organizational structures, with capacity to propose and advocate for pro-poor access to productive assets and basic services, in a way that helps ameliorate the living conditions of indigenous farmers and peasants and contributes to the well-being of the overall society of Honduras. A vital instrument to that is the need for a comprehensive agrarian reform.
The objectives of COCOCH are to elaborate policy lines that keep the organization’s proposals coherent and representative, so as to promote unity of the grass-roots movements, to keep communications fluid among COCOCH members and other sister organizations, and to demand inclusive participation of the peasant movement at all instances related to the agrarian reform process, among others.
Its constituencies include landless and almost landless farmers, peasants and indigenous communities.