Working towards these commitments
Secure Tenure Rights
Equal land rights for women
Secure territorial rights for Indigenous Peoples
Effective actions against land grabbing
The institute’s mission is to support and empower people in knowledge accumulation, policy making and in conceiving social movement strategies on agrarian reform and rural development.
SAINS has a vision of establishing a production of knowledge cycle (idea, discourse, empirical finding, theoretical development) in social reform practices (empowerment, advocacy, movement and others) for just and welfare society using Participatory Learning and Action (PLA) as a philosophy, and approach.
The institute’s objectives include developing knowledge and praxis of poverty alleviation through agrarian reform and rural development; strengthening the capacity of actors who contribute in the poverty alleviation, agrarian reform and rural development action, including facilitating a synergy between actors in learning and action processes; producing documentation; managing and publishing intellectuals’ seminal works and practitioners’ experiences; awarding rewards; and aiding in the learning processes of actors who contribute in poverty alleviation, agrarian reform and rural reform.
Its constituencies include social movement/agrarian movement organizations, policy makers, students and academicians.