This set of tactics, based on experience in Grenada, introduces a range of lessons and ideas on how to encourage national policy to respond to farmers’ needs and aspirations – to the best interests of both local and national livelihoods. The tactics range from fairly technical, time-consuming activities such as mapping and audits, to suggestions for seizing opportunities, particularly with politicians and the media. Grenada is a small country where public opinion counts for a lot – hence many of the tactics aim to stimulate public awareness and debate. But the range of tactics presented here are not relevant only to small island states, or only to farmers’ concerns. Peoples’ organisations and advocacy and development agencies working with natural resource managers in many settings should find a trove of ideas for action here.
A summary card of this tool is available to download in four languages in PDF format:
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Please cite this tool as:
Williams, J. and Vermeulen, S. 2005. Media and lobby tactics: linking farmers' actions with national policy processes. Power tools series. Grenada Community Development Agency, Gouyave, Grenada and International Institute for Environment and Development, London, UK.
For further information:
- Contact Judy Williams, GRENCODA, firstname.lastname@example.org