SMALL FARMERS & ENTREPRENEURS CAUCUS
Kathy Lawrence (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mon, 16 Jan 1995 17:43:08 -0800
>From: Kathy Lawrence
A Small Farmers and Entrepreneurs Caucus has been set up for the
third preparatory meeting of the World Summit for Social
Development. The proposed goals, structure and schedule of the
Caucus are outlined below.
Over the next few days we will convene to draft language to
insert into offical and non-governmental processes in the Social
Summit - planning to finalize text sometime on Friday, January
20th. In the meantime I will post drafts for comment by
interested SANET members.
For further information on the Social Summit, contact:
WORLD SUMMIT FOR SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT (WSSD): PREPCOM III
SMALL FARMERS AND ENTREPRENEURS CAUCUS
CAUCUS GOALS, METHODS, STRATEGIES, ORGANIZATION, STRUCTURE, AND
1. Highlight common cause between WSSD core objectives of
identifying solutions for poverty alleviation, productive
employment, and social integration and the demonstrated
potential of sustainable microenterprise, food and
agriculture systems, and small business development.
2. Serve as focal point for small producers and their issues
at PrepCom III and at Copenhagen Summit.
3. Specify, share, and promote methodologies and strategies
that unite individuals and organizations involved with
sustainable microenterprise and small-scale agricultural
4. Influence WSSD Declaration, Program of Action, and
Implementation Plan to serve needs of small-scale farmers
METHODS AND STRATEGIES:
1. Professional facilitation of Caucus meetings, operations,
2. Development of Caucus statement on small-scale farmer and
entrepreneur issues in the context of WSSD.
3. Coordinated lobbying by Caucus participants of official
WSSD delegations for inclusion of Caucus language in
Declaration, Program of Action, and Implementation Plan.
4. Development of linkages and integration of small producer
issues, concerns, and recommendations into other NGO and
government arenas, notably the Women's Caucus, the UN
Commission on Sustainable Development, and the UN Fourth
World Conference on Women.
5. Conduct Caucus/NGO-government roundtable to highlight
Caucus issues and open dialogue with government and
interagency delegatesto WSSD.
6. Seek opportunities and expand outreach for additional
Caucus participants through established networks in and
around the UN as well as through electronic conferences and
STRUCTURE AND ORGANIZATION:
1. Caucus will be open to all interested with a commitment to
2. Caucus Chair will rotate with sensitivity to balanced
geographic, gender, and sectoral representation.
3. Language drafting and endorsement processes will be open
The Caucus will meet on the following days in the following
locations unless otherwise assigned by the UN Non-Governmental
Tu1/173-4pm UN Conference Room D
W1/183-4pm UN Conference Room D
Th1/193-4pm UN Conference Room D
F1/2011-12noon UN Conference Room D
M1/233-4pm UN Conference Room D
Tu1/243-4pm Back of UN Conference Room I or III
W1/253-4pm Back of UN Conference Room I or III
Th 1/263-4pm UN Conference Room D
F1/273-4pm Back of UN Conference Room I or III