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19 December 2019

The clash between Farmers Right’s and Plant Breeders Right’s in line with UPOV 91 appeared at several occasions during the 8th Governing Body of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA) which was held at the FAO headquater in Rome from November 11 – 16th. This article intends to give a short overview on this dispute.

19 December 2019

The clash between Farmers Right’s and Plant Breeders Right’s in line with UPOV 91 appeared at several occasions during the 8th Governing Body of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA) which was held at the FAO headquater in Rome from November 11 – 16th. This article intends to give a short overview on this dispute.

8 November 2019
- by
Francois Meienberg
APBREBES Statement, UPOV Council November 1st, 2019 – Communication Strategy and Interrelations with the International Treaty
8 November 2019
- by
Francois Meienberg
UPOV’s bodies met in Geneva from 27th October to 1st November.
20 September 2019

A Policy Brief by the Association for Plant Breeding for the Benefit of Society (APBREBES)

20 September 2019

A Policy Brief by the Association for Plant Breeding for the Benefit of Society (APBREBES) Abstract: It is often argued by the proponents of the UPOV system, that membership of UPOV is a prerequisite to promote breeding activities and support development of a national seed market. But the recently published Access to Seed Index data seems to confirm that there is no causal relationship between the UPOV system and a dynamic seed sector.

18 April 2019

AUTHORS: Mohamed Coulibaly, Robert Ali Brac de la Perrière, with contributions from Sangeeta Shashikant

English : A Dysfunctional Plant Variety Protection System: Ten Years of UPOV Implementation in Francophone Africa, Working Paper

21 December 2018
- by
Francois Meienberg
UPOV’s bodies met in Geneva from 28th October to 2nd November. The main topics of this report are the discussions on the Explanatory Note on Essentially Derived Varieties, the meeting of ISC Working Group, the Interrelations with the International Treaty and the examination of the conformity of the PVP Act of Afghanistan.
2 November 2018

APBREBES Statement, UPOV Council November 2nd 

Mr. President, Mr. Secretary-General, distinguished delegates

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