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India's Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers' Rights Act of 2001 is the most far-reaching legislation with regard to establishing rights for farmers to save, use, exchange and sell farm-saved seed. A unique aspect of the 2001 Act is that it confers three concurrent rights - to breeders, to farmers and to researchers. When it comes to Farmers' Rights, the Act recognizes the farmer as cultivator, conserver and breeder. The Act establishes nine rights for farmers, of which the most important in this regard are the right to seed and the right to compensation for crop failure (Art. 39): The provisions on the right to seed specify that farmers are entitled to save, use, sow, re-sow, exchange, share and sell farm produce, including seeds of varieties protected by plant breeders' rights. Th...
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To establish an effective system for the protection of plant varieties, the rights of farmers and plant breeders and to encourage the development of new varieties of plants.
The EPA has finalized new rules about what kinds of waterways are protected under the Clean Water Act, adding the smaller streams, tributaries and wetlands that feed drinking water for some Americans. Political editor Lisa Desjardins reports on what the shift means, and why it’s drawn both praise and criticism.
This story talks about a treaty that is supposed to help protect farmer's rights around the world. blog.gfar.net/2016/04/01/the-importance-of-farmers-rights/
As Human Rights Day is being marked, farmers fear that government's intention to amend the Constitution, to allow for land expropriation without compensation, might infringe their rights, and even that of ordinary South Africans, as they feel that it might threaten food security. NICOLENE SMALMAN REPORTS For more news, visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news
Mr. Kamalesh Adhikari talks about the "Intellectual Property Rights: Farmers' Rights" on Artha ko Artha, Nepal Televison. This programme is a part of "Enhancing Nepal's Exports through WTO Compliance" project, supported by GIZ Nepal.
A collective discussion and awareness session on the future of food and farming in Pakistan. Pakistan is on the cusp of widespread agricultural change, with the passing of the recent Seed (Amendment) Act 2015 and the Plant Breeders’ Rights Bill 2016. This panel will raise key questions regarding these laws, and explore: How has the nature and quality of seed changed in the last fifteen years in Pakistan? Why should we be concerned about the rise of GM (genetically modified) seeds, and the new laws that will further hasten their spread? And how can we protect our agricultural and seed heritage, while protecting farmers’ rights, consumer health, and the land itself? The panel will accompany the launch of a report titled “Seed Inc.: Food Sovereignty, Farmers’ Rights and New Legal Regimes in ...
A farmer holds up dried corn kernels, donated by the World Food Programme to families affected by the drought in Orocuina, Honduras. Photograph: Jorge Cabrera/Reuters While US NGOs erupted in near-giddy applause last week, celebrating the passage through Congress of the Global Food Security Act of 2016, peasant communities in Honduras and land rights activists around the world mourned the death of environmentalist Lesbia Yaneth Urquía, whose body was found in a rubbish dump 160km west of the capital, Tegucigalpa. The act, versions of which had been debated for years, makes food and agriculture development a US “national security” priority and calls for a new whole-of-government strategy to tackle global hunger. https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2016/jul/11/barack-obama-legacy-...
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This webinar is part of a series webinars on core topics of agriculture, agricultural research, food security, nutrition and sustainable eco-systems. This webinar is organised by GFAR and was introduced in this blogpost: https://blog.gfar.net/2017/05/10/gfar-webinar-farmers-rights-achieving-complementarity-between-the-informal-and-formal-seed-systems/
CSO’s want it scraped, farmers not consulted The Plant Variety Protection Bill was passed in error, civil society organizations want it scraped. Civil society organizations led by the Center for Human Rights and Development (CEHURD), Food Rights Alliance, Action-aid and others have lined up lawyers to challenge the law.
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A ‘Farmers Awareness Mela’ on 16/01/2016 was organized by Deendayal Research institute, Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Ambajogai, Dist. Beed (MH) on white grub management and Protection of Plant Variety& Farmers Right Authority (PPV & FRA). Prof. Sangita Thomber (MLA, Kaij) inaugurated the program. Shri. Abhay Mahajan (Organizing Secretary, DRI, New Delhi) was the president of awareness program. As a chief guest Dr. R.R. Hanchinal (Chairman, PPV & FRA, New Delhi), subject expert Dr. B.B. Bhosle (DEE, VNMKV, Parbhani), Dr. Chari Appaji (Principal Scientist, ATARI, Zone V, Hyderabad), Dr. Vijaya Nalwade (Head, Food & Nutrition Dept. VNMKV, Parbhani), Shri. KamlakarAmbekar (Incharge, DRI, Beed Project), Shri. A.V. Gutte, Extension Agronomist and Dr. Sachin Digrase (Head & Sr. Scientist, KVK, Latur) we...
I interviewed registrar general RC Aggarwal on the issue of Breeder's and farmer's rights.