Advocacy in the organic sector

Sigrid Soelberg Vestergaard (36) Red

We believe that farmers know best their situations and hence have strong intuition on best bets of solving their constraints. However, in most cases their voices are un-heard or remain in lamentation since they are considered a minority part of society. Members of FFLGs have a stronger voice as rights holders to advocate for their rights and strengthen their stance in negotiation with duty bearers than individuals.

Raising awareness of important relevant issues including farmer rights, human rights and gender mainstreaming is a central theme of FFLG training as a rights-based approach to civil society development at local and regional level. At national level, advocacy is practiced disseminating information on organic agriculture as a sustainable path for right holders to achieve food security, sharing local experiences and results from the application of organic farming methods through the FFLG approach.

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