` Proyecto

836-B6-063 Mobilization of rural women in their struggle to recover lands in two communities of Los Chiles, Alajuela


To analyze the mobilization of rural women in the fight for the recovery of land, within the actions of peasant movements, in two communities of Los Chiles, Alajuela, in order to make visible the experience and work of women in said movements.


The project seeks to make the presence and actions of women in the struggle for the recovery of land within country people movements visible, from their own experience, as a contribution to the understanding of the history of social movements that takes into account the women's voice in the different processes. Specifically, it is hoped to systematize the experience of women who form associations of rural women from two communities in Los Chiles, Alajuela. This is because in previous conversations, forums and other activities of the Network of Rural Women of Costa Rica, it has been seen that the territories that currently make up settlements of the previous IDA are the product of land recovery processes in various communities in the canton of Los Chiles, from the 90's.


From 02/02/2016 to 12/15/2018

Áreas de investigación relacionadas:

Regional Political Studies

Investigador principal:

Lucía Brenes Chaves

Resultados obtenidos:


In coordination with the Tinamaste Association and the Rural Women Network of Costa Rica, the following activities were done:


24 of October, 2018: Review of the project "Mujeres campesinas y lucha por la tierra", Guanacaste Campus, University of Costa Rica.


From the 12th to the 14th of October, 2018: Encounter of the Rural Women Network. National University. Puntarenas. Other popular organizations attended, associated with fights for water, housing benefit, university fight of students, they also counted with young refugee Nicaraguan women.


12 of June, 2018: Forum "Lucha agraria y feminista en la zona norte", Western Campus, University of Costa Rica. With the participation of women from the Los Chiles y Upala cantons. The developed themes were the implication of the pineapple plantation expansion in the northern zone of our country, the hardships for women to acquire and keep land, the relationship with the agricultural sector institutions, the alternative communication methods in rural areas, and others.


27 y 28 of February, 2018: Annual meeting of the Rural Women Network. Mollejones, Pérez Zeledón.The developed themes were the access to land,the fight for the Criolle seed, the agricultural industry and dispossession of land, the fight of women in indigenous territories, feminist economy and women’s projects, the trajectory of the fights fromRural Women Network, and medicinal plants.


5 y 6 of December, 2017: Encounter of the partners of the North Zone in the canton of Los Chiles. It was discussed themes such as the need to retake meeting and regional work, the actions taken by the Rural Women Network after the Otto hurricane, the relationship with the Ministry of Agriculture and Farming MAG, the Institute of Rural Development IDNER, and the National Council of Production CNP; The conditions of access to land of women in the community of Medio Queso in Los Chiles, and the actions proposed for the coming years.


14 of October, 2017: Meeting "Mujeres del campo en lucha", Cultural House of Siquirres. Limón. A series of workshops with women of the Caribbean was done, with themes such as the owning of land, fight for water, and the 10 years of fighting against the Free Commerce Treaty, TLC.