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HOW TO REALIZE FARMERS' RIGHTS AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL:

How can farmers' participation in the implementation process be ensured?

Even when farmers have been identified on a legitimate basis, it is not necessarily sufficient to ensure farmers' active participation in the implementation process.

In some countries farmers may find it difficult to speak up in groups where representatives from the authorities are present. They may also lack some of the backgrounds that other stakeholders in the participation process have, such as knowledge the history of Farmers' Rights and the possibilities contained in this concept. Thus, to ensure an active participation of farmers' representatives it is vital that they are well prepared. For this purpose, some of the measures in the Creating Awareness Sub-section might be useful.



Pages in this sub-section:
    STEP 2: ENSURING FARMERS' PARTICIPATION IN THE IMPLEMENTATION PROCESS
   Who are the farmers who should be included in the processes?
   How do we identify their representatives?
   Who should actually identify such representatives?
   How can farmers' participation in the implementation process be ensured?
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 In this section:
  HOW TO REALIZE FARMERS' RIGHTS AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL
  Step 1: Creating awareness on the importance of Farmers' Rights
  Step 2: Ensuring farmers' participation in the implementation process
  Step 3: Developing a national consultative process, joining forces, pooling resources
  Step 4: Establishing an institutional framework for implementation
  Step 5: Protecting and enhancing legal space for farmers' customary practices
  Step 6: Protecting traditional knowledge relevant to crop genetic resources
  Step 7: Promoting the right to equitably participate in benefit sharing
  Step 8: Enabling participation in decision making on genetic resources

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