| HOW TO REALIZE FARMERS' RIGHTS AT THE
Creating awareness in
central organizations and institutions
A useful measure
can be to offer seminars or workshops in the most central organizations and
institutions in the country with regard to Farmers'
Many organizations and institutions are relevant, but
for this option to be feasible, a selection of the most central organizations
and institutions is probably necessary. These are some options:
Parliamentary committees vested with
Relevant departments/units and/or agencies in the
ministry of agriculture
Institutions involved in extension
services to farmers
Relevant research institutions
NGOs engaged in crop genetic resources and Farmers'
Central seed corporations and/or plant breeding
Seminars and/or workshops can be designed mainly with
lectures, information sharing, in more interactive ways, or as a combination of
these methods. Probably the effect is higher, the more the participants are
involved in the seminars/workshops. Also, the effect is probably higher, if
there are more than one seminar or workshop in each organization and
institution, perhaps rather a series, so that reflections on the topic can
mature and the understanding be deepened.
You can read more about the
contents relevant for such workshops and/or seminars
here and about inspiring success stories
illustrating Farmers' Rights here.
Where to put the emphasis depends on the level of knowledge and awareness in
the respective institutions. Central questions to rise in a workshop or seminar
based on, and guided by, these contents can be:
contents of Farmers' Rights are important in our country?
Why are Farmers' Rights important in our country?
What can our institution do to protect and promote Farmers'
approach is useful to make central institutions aware of their roles and
potential contributions to the realization of Farmers' Rights.
offering tailor made seminars or workshops to institutions, the number of
participants from each of the institution will be higher than with any of the
other options highlighted here.
experiences in an institution increase the probability that the institution can
take action with regard to the issue.
approach is particularly demanding because it involves many workshops and
approach does not contribute to broadening the perspectives across institutions
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STEP 1: CREATING AND ENHANCING AWARENESS ON THE
IMPORTANCE OF FARMERS' RIGHTS
Creating awareness in central organizations and
awareness sector wise
Creating awareness across sectors
Creating awareness through the
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