ARCHIVES OF DEBATE, CONFERENCE 12
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** Opening message from Moderator (14/1/05)
By subject (in order of posting):
1. Questions 6a - 6e in the Background Document
2. Rural people in developing world - Different profiles
3. Why involve the rural people on the issue of GMOs
4. Why should the public be involved in the decision making processes regarding GMOs?
5. Farmers perspective
6. What the rural people need to know
7. Hopes from the conference
8. Public participation - African societies
9. Prioritising rural people - Education - Radio
10. Development of a national policy for biotechnology
13. Re: Why should the public be involved...?
14. Contribution from West Bengal
15. Re: Why should the public be involved...?
16. Re: Why involve the rural people on the issue of GMOs
17. Extension system
18. Questions 6f - 6j in the Background Document
19. Re: Why should the public be involved...?
20. Aarhus Convention
21. Re: Why should the public be involved...?
22. Extension service // Plain language movement
23. Enjoying the discussion
24. Factual information essential
25. Re: Why should the public be involved...?
26. Contribution from New Zealand
27. Re: Why should the public be involved...?
28. Re: Why should the public be involved...?
29. From Zambia
30. Farmer participation - Cuba/Guatemala/Mexico
31. The main information needs of the rural people related to GMOs
32. Weakness of local people to influence
33. Information flow and impediments to skilling
34. Kenyan contribution
35. Challenge of goverments in involving rural citizens
36. Costs // International legal instruments
37. Provide sound information // Extension // Simple language
38. Thoughts from the perspective of a development communicator
39. The rural people need information, education
40. Involved vs. consulted // Educating the public
41. Rural farmers - good barometers for the usefulness of a policy regarding release of GM crops
42. Involving the rural public - Bahamas
43. Re: Why should the public be involved...?
44. Re: Rural farmers - good barometers for the usefulness...
45. The consultation process
46. Sceptical towards public participation regarding GMOs
47. Re: Why should the public be involved...?
48. The challenge of creating awareness // Democracy // Providing unbiased-objective information
49. Leave it to the experts // Getting the public to decide
50. Information for farmers should be relevant to farming
51. Guiding questions - Malawi
52. Ideas for risk communication
53. Extension: Transfer of Technology and participatory models
54. Organizing regional groups // Representing rural populations
55. Why and how to involve the rural people: Eritrea
56. Public GM debates can take different forms
57. Do we have a legitimate convenor at the country level?
58. Questions 6.m - 6.o in the Background Document
59. Why public participation?
60. How should the public be involved?
61. Re: Kenyan contribution
62. Listen to the voices of the rural people
63. Contribution from Iran
64. GMO adoption as a multi-disciplinary concern
65. The rural people should be involved
66. Channels and decision-making / Experts and democracy / Messengers and the message
67. Re: Why public participation?
68. Regional organisation of the debates
69. Public participation - vast power asymmetries
70. Grassroots involvement extension methodologies
71. The important role of the consumer movement - Consumers International
72. Capacity building using a science based approach
73. Public participation - Fiji
74. Information, transparency and on an ethical basis
75. Re: Capacity building using a science based approach
76. Pertinent points on this subject
77. Re: Pertinent points on this subject
78. Experiences from the UK
79. Re: Pertinent points on this subject
80. 'Knowledge is power' and 'power is knowledge'
81. Who pays for the public involvement in decision-making
82. How far should the rural public be involved
83. Re: Who pays for the public involvement in decision-making
84. Public involvement should not be aimed for a Yes/No answer
85. The Cartagena Protocol and public participation
86. Views from Cuba
87. Relevant and reliable information
88. Choice, information and representation, yes, but focus on the right issues
89. Indigenous people
90. Modelling the farmer making adoption decisions in a social vacuum
91. Questions 6a to 6f: Fiji
92. Leave the decisions on biosafety to the experts and national regulatory bodies
93. Re: Choice, information and representation, yes...
94. Re: Choice, information and representation, yes...
95. Re: Choice, information and representation, yes...
96. Re: Modelling the farmer making adoption decisions in a social vacuum
97. Contribution from Madagascar
98. GMOs and decision-making in Africa
99. Rural people must be consulted and given the right information
100. The need for independent oversight of GMO introduction
101. Bottom-top or top-bottom approach
102. Re: The need for independent oversight of GMO introduction
103. Involving rural people at household/farm or national level
104. Listening to women's voices in GMO decision-making
105. Do as the developed world does
106. Contribution from Nigeria
107. How to best extend opportunities for participation to rural groups
108. Role of indigenous peoples
109. Views from Egypt
110. Re: The need for independent oversight of GMO introduction
111. GMOs - The rural people of Nigeria
112. Effective risk communication
113. Media approaches
114. Re: Choice, information and representation, yes...
115. Why such a hurry?
116. Why public participation // Citizen panels
** Closing message from Moderator (14/2/05)
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