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Updates on Plant Variety Protection

Special Issue for the ITPGRFAGB06, 5-9 October 2015

1.      Editorial

2.      New Publication: International Contradictions on Farmers' Rights

3.      Submission to ITPGRFA on Article 9 (Farmers' Rights) by OXFAM, ANDES, CTDT, SEARICE and CGN-WUR

4.      Message from Farmersí Seeds Networks to Member Governments of the ITPGRFA GB06 Meeting in Rome 5-9 October 2015

5.      Calendar of Events, Subscription, Feedback & Contact

1. Editorial

This special issue of the APBREBES Updates on Plant Variety Protection is published on the occasion of the Sixth Meeting of the Governing Body of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture. It points at a timely new publication by Third World Network (TWN) and Berne Declaration on the interrelations between ITPGRFA, WIPO and UPOV as far as Farmers' Rights are concerned. It also highlights the submission by several CSOs jointly with the Wageningen Genebank, and the message from 107 farmers' seed networks to the member governments of the Governing Body. 

2. New Publication: International Contradictions on Farmers' Rights

A new publication by Sangeeta Shashikant and Fran็ois Meienberg on International Contradictions on Farmers' Rights describes the interrelations between the International Treaty, its Article 9 on Farmers' Rights, and relevant instruments of UPOV and WIPO.

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3. Submission to ITPGRFA on Article 9 (Farmers' Rights) by OXFAM, ANDES, CTDT, SEARICE and CGN-WUR

The submission to the ITPGRFA by Oxfam (Netherlands), Asociaci๓n para la Naturaleza y el Desarrollo Sostenible (Asociaci๓n ANDES, Peru), Community Technology Development Trust (CTDT, Zimbabwe), Southeast Asia Regional Initiatives for Community Empowerment (SEARICE, Vietnam), Centre for Genetic Resources (Netherlands, Wageningen University and Research Centre, CGN-WUR) focuses on the knowledge, views, experiences and best practices on the implementation of Farmersí Rights, as set up in Article 9 of the International Treaty.

Also available in French and Spanish

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in Spanish

in French

4. Message from Farmersí Seeds Networks to Member Governments of the ITPGRFA GB06 Meeting in Rome 5-9 October 2015

107 farmersí seeds networks are calling on governments to support their movement,  based on the principles of Food Sovereignty. As long as the Treaty is not reformed to fully apply articles 5, 6 and 9, they will continue to create their own multilateral exchange system between peasants.  

Also available in French and Spanish

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in Spanish

in French

Calendar of Events

Autumn session of UPOV bodies, 26 to 29 October 2015

ท         Monday, 26 and Tuesday, 27 October Administrative and Legal Committee

ท         Wednesday, 28 October 2015    Consultative Committee  (closed to observers)      

ท         Thursday 29 October 2015   Council

See also the Upcoming Events on our website

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Feedback & Contact

Susanne Gura, Coordinator 

Association for Plant Breeding for the Benefit of Society (APBREBES) 

Tel: 0049 228 948 0670

Mob: 0049 177 669 1400

Mail: contact@apbrebes.org

Web: www.apbrebes.org

 


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