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Submitted by Mike on Mon, 11/01/2010 - 09:46

Farmers, pastoralists and fisher-folk from Mali, Benin, Senegal and Burkina Faso will have their say on the future of food and agriculture research during two forthcoming citizens' juries, which have been welcomed by the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food.

The juries, organized in Mali by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and local partners, are an effort to democratize decision-making and ensure that research serves the needs of food producing communities who tend to be marginalised from such …