Det nasjonale bondenettverket- CNA
The National Agrarian Coordinator (CNA) was founded in 1997 as the national umbrella for over 70 local and regional peasant organisations. The organisations include traditional peasants, indigenous groups, Afro-Colombians, displaced peasants and women. CNA offers organizational and professional capacity building to raise people’s awareness about their rights, sustainable agro-ecological production and other issues of interest for the local organisations.

On the national level, CNA has succeeded to raise agrarian issues to the highest political level to give rural workers a public recognition and a future in a country dominated by a social, political and still an armed conflict. Their main tool for political influence is social mobilisation, a process in which the local organisations play a pivotal role. In addition, they engage in direct political consultations with the government. They have been essential in ensuring civil engagement in the peace process between the FARC and the Colombian government. They are trying to help the negotiations between the ELN (Ejército de Liberación Nacional) and the government get on track again.

Youth Participation: CNA runs two capacity building schools to develop and empower young leaders and especially women. This exchange, and especially the South-North/ South-South exchanges are intended to give more opportunities to young people in the organisation. Their national coordination includes representatives from the youth group. In addition, several of their local and regional organisations are youth-based, which are actively taking part in the exchanges.