Around 40 participants from various farmers and fishers’ organizations, cooperatives, CSOs and local government attend the three-day Participatory Lobby and Advocacy Training: FACT (Farmers Advocacy Consultation Tool) Plug-in Pilot Training at CBD Hotel in Naga City on 6-8 November 2017.
On the first day of the training, the participants were given an overview of FACT, advocacy and lobbying, as well as techniques on using social media for advocacy and lobbying.
The session on social media continued on the second day of the training. As a practicum, the participants were asked to write advocacy messages or call to action to push for their respective advocacies.
For the succeeding session, the participants were divided into three groups for the breakout workshops on “Facilitation and Consensus Building”, “Writing Smart Proposals”, and “Advocacy Strategy and Tactics”.
Three members of AFA member PAKISAMA (Pambansang Kilusan ng mga Samahang Magsasaka) attended and finished the FACT training.
The Participatory Lobby and Advocacy Training: FACT training was organized by Trias, with Asian Farmers’ Association, PAKISAMA, Agriterra, and We Effect.