FRUTCAS (Bolivia)

Federación regional única de trabajadores campesinos del Alti-Plano Sur de Bolivia

The FRUTCAS is an indigenous peasant’s union whose mandate is to defend the rights of the region’s indigenous and peasant workers. The organization represents male and female quinoa agriculturalists as well as llama breeders and promotes dialogue between the government and peasant organisations through conferences and training workshops on local issues. The FRUTCAS also acts as a lobby for the adoption of indigenous rights legislation.

FRUTCAS’ objectives:

1. Consolidate a strong union that represents the indigenous peoples of the Southern Altiplano region.

2. Promote unity amongst the region’s peasant communities.

3. Train peasant members on indigenous people’s rights and peasant worker’s rights

4. Promote access to natural resources for the region’s indigenous peoples.