In countries where there are not so well developed representation systems, or were membership levels are low, it is difficult to find legitimate ways to identify farmers' representatives. Here it may be useful to invite NGOs engaged in farming communities, extension services, and other outreach programmes to help identifying farmers to participate in the process. At best, all relevant institutions should be invited to identify some of the representatives, thereby ensuring that different regions are covered.

Crop field at community seed bankPhoto: Viviana Meixner Vásquez / FNI