| HOW TO REALIZE FARMERS' RIGHTS AT THE
Design of national
A good starting point for a
national consultative process is creating or enhancing awareness on the
importance of Farmers' Rights. You can read more about that
The more operational parts of the
consultative process can be designed as a series of workshops seminars leading
towards a framework for implementation of Farmers' Rights, and if required,
monitoring such implementation.
Depending on the size of the country and
resources available, it may start out with workshops in various regions of the
country (for example in federal states, if relevant), the results of which
could feed in to national level workshops. In such a case, representatives from
the different regions could be invited to the national level workshops to
present and represent the results from their regions.
The first national
level workshop would be aimed at outlining the contents and structures of a
framework of implementation of Farmers' Rights. It could have a duration of
three days. This is much time to be out of office for many of the potential
participants. However, it is required to enable a positive dialogue as well
arriving at a framework of implementation of Farmers' Rights.
national level workshop could be structured to detail these recommendations and
develop strategies to safeguard their implementation.
could be conducted to monitor progress in the implementation and provide
recommendations as to required steps.
25-30 participants are an optimal
size for a workshop. It allows for broad participation in plenary discussions
as well as 3-4 groups (as appropriate). Groups should ideally have 6-9 members
and all central stakeholder categories should be represented, if possible, to
ensure dialogue across sectors.
It is important to ensure that adequate
reporting is taking place in each workshop, and that the reports are
distributed among the participants for comments. These may become important
working documents for the implementation of Farmers' Rights.
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DEVELOPING A NATIONAL CONSULTATIVE PROCESS, JOINING FORCES, POOLING
Consultative process as dialogue the
Participants for national consultative
of national consultative processes
Contents of national consultative
forces and pooling resources