Ensuring farmers' participation in the implementation process is crucial for at least three reasons.
First, farmers' participation in decision processes pertaining to crop genetic diversity is among the rights set out in the International Treaty on Farmers' Rights (Paragraph 9.2.c). Secondly, farmers are those who are best informed about the situation of farmers, and thus what measures are needed to realize Farmers' Rights. Third, participation is a means to ensuring the legitimacy of the implementation process.
However, participation is not always easy to ensure. There are many questions which can be difficult to answer. In the articles below you find some of the most central ones. The articles contain discussions of each question, from which options are derived on how to proceed with regard to the question.