This is the ninth category of options to encourage, guide and promote the realization of Farmers’ Rights in the Options Document. It comprises options for training, capacity development and public awareness creation.
About this category of options
The realization of all Farmers’ Rights relies on societal actors operating at various scales (e.g. from local to international), and with different levels of knowledge and experience. Training, capacity development and public awareness creation could thus support the realization of Farmers’ Rights as set out in all relevant provisions of Art. 9.
Capacity development may focus on raising awareness of the overall concept of Farmers’ Rights and/or support the capacities of actors to fulfil their respective roles in the realization of Farmers’ Rights, e.g. as rightsholders or representatives of executive and legislative bodies, civil society and the private sector.
There are three options:
- Option 9A: Promote understanding and raise awareness of the importance of Farmers’ Rights.
- Option 9B: Strengthen farmers’ and their organizations’ capacities to effectively participate in policy dialogue and decision-making processes.
- Option 9C: Enhance farmers’ and their organizations’ technical and/or organizational capacities, systems of knowledge and management that foster biodiverse systems, conservation and sustainable use of PGRFA.