ARIPO Draft Regulations on Plant Variety Penalizes Small Farmers

Friday, 24 June 2016
Sangeeta Shashikant, TWN

In advance of an Expert Meeting to review Draft Regulations for the Implementation of the Arusha Protocol for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants, the Secretariat of the African Regional Intellectual Property Office (ARIPO) released a draft that is adverse to the interests of small farmers.