La Confederación De Federaciones de la Reforma Agraria Salvadoreña (CONFRAS) surgió en el año 1988, ocho años después que se decreta la Reforma Agraria en El Salvador.
Confederación que aglutina federaciones
Sección Jurídica del Departamento de Asociaciones Agropecuarias del Ministerio de Educación
Asociaciones agropecuarias y federaciones conformadas por cooperativas
• Federación de Cooperativas de La Reforma Agraria Región Oriental (FECORAO De R L)
• Federación de Cooperativas de La Reforma Agraria Anastasio Aquino (FECORA De R L)
• Federación de Cooperativas de La Reforma Agraria Salvadoreña (FECORASAL)
• Federación de Cooperativas de La Reforma Agraria Región Paracentral (FECORACEN De R L)
• Federación Nacional de Cooperativas Agropecuarias (FENACOA De R L)
• Federación de Cooperativas Agropecuarias del Norte De Morazán (FECAMM De R L)
• Asociación Salvadoreña de Integración al Desarrollo (ASID)
• Asociación Agropecuaria Mujeres Produciendo la Tierra (AMSATI De R L)
• Asociación de Productores Amaneciendo en el Campo De La Libertad (ADEPAL De R L)
• Comité Nacional De Jóvenes Cooperativista De CONFRAS (CNJ)
• Comité Nacional De Educación De Genero De CONFRAS (CNEGC)
• Comité Nacional De Empresarialidad Cooperativista De CONFRAS (En Construcción)
Individual farmer membership
Pequeños productores campesinos de la agricultura familiar
Governance and structure
CONFRAS es una organización presente en 13 de 14 departamentos de El Salvador por lo que se define de base nacional. Agrupa a 6 federaciones que hacen un total de 125 cooperativas y 3 asociaciones. Posee un comité nacional de jóvenes; un comité Nacional de Género y un comité Nacional de empresarialidad cooperativista.
Las federaciones y asociaciones aglutinan a cooperativas en las diferentes regiones del país. Sus oficinas están en los territorios. CONFRAS es la organización de tercer nivel que opera a nivel central y articula y fortalece institucionalmente a sus afiliadas.
CONFRAS posee instalaciones y oficinas administrativas para la articulación y funcionamiento de las actividades administrativas, operativas y técnicas diarias que realiza. Además, posee un Centro de Investigación de transferencia de Tecnología Agroecológica. Tiene un Staff de apoyo a la organización.
La organización cuenta con un staff técnico especialista de Ingenieros agro ecólogos, administradores de empresas especialistas en emprendimientos, abogados y psicólogas expertos en género y juventud, expertos en gestión e incidencia política y fortalecimiento organizacional gremial. Además, cuenta con su unidad administrativa financiera dirigida por una gerencia, coordinadores de proyectos, contadoras y auxiliares administrativos y operativos.
Su estructura de gobernanza define a la asamblea general como máxima autoridad; posee un consejo de administración y una junta de vigilancia y con el apoyo del equipo de técnico y de administración desarrollan el plan estratégico y operativizan el POA anual de CONFRAS.
Misión institucional. Somos una organización cooperativa, integradora, gremial agropecuario, que fortalece, defiende y promociona el sector cooperativo nacional, con incidencia en políticas públicas para el desarrollo económico y social de sus afiliadas.
Visión institucional. Ser una organización gremial representativa del sector cooperativo agropecuario, integrada y cohesionada organizativamente, fortalecida institucionalmente y reconocida como actor clave para el desarrollo agropecuario y rural.
Objetivo superior del plan estratégico. Contribuir al mejoramiento de la calidad de vida de la población que forma la membresía afiliada a CONFRAS, mediante procesos articulados de producción, organización, educación cooperativa e incidencia en leyes y políticas públicas.
1) Desarrollo agropecuario sustentable basado en el modelo de soberanía alimentaria
2) Inclusión de mujeres para la equidad y la democracia de la organización cooperativa
3) Inclusión de jóvenes para la sostenibilidad organizacional cooperativa
4) Promoción de servicios para el desarrollo económico sostenible con enfoque empresarial
5) Fortalecimiento de la membresía con enfoque basado en derechos
6) Incidencia en políticas públicas para el desarrollo rural sostenible
Sectors of intervention and activities
1. Capacity-building and institutional support to members
2. Policy engagement, lobbying and advocacy
4. Communication and knowledge management
5. Other: Dinámicas productivas
Fortalecimiento de capacidades. CONFRAS presta servicios de gestión, procuración y administración de proyectos, cooperación inter-organizacional, articulación interinstitucional; diálogo de políticas públicas
Prioridades de su actuación en materia de incidencia política. Actualmente, CONFRAS impulsa la aprobación de ley de agricultura familiar, política de agroecología, proyecto de ley de semillas criollas e insumos agrícolas, proyecto de ley para la soberanía alimentaria, proyecto de ley para la caña de azúcar, proyecto de ley para la regulación de agro-tóxicos, entre otros. También ha sido parte de las organizaciones que elaboraron la Política de Agricultura Familiar Campesina Indígena y Afrodescendiente de la región del SICA.
Prioridades en materia de dinámicas productivas. Los principales rubros productivos en los que se desarrollan las cooperativas que conforman CONFRAS son producción de caña de azúcar, granos básicos, café, miel, hortalizas y frutas. Su apuesta es transitar de una producción química a una orgánica y agroecológica.
Comunicación y gestión de conocimiento. Transferencia de conocimientos y tecnologías agropecuaria; estudios e investigaciones teórico prácticos de agroecología y producción orgánica.
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