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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...
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.
held on March 10. 2016
Chinese economists are parsing every word of General Secretary Xi's work report, delivered at the opening the 19th CPC National Congress. One of the leading economic voices in China is Cai Ji-ming, a professor at Tsinghua University. CGTN's Han Bin spoke to the professor about the need to reform China's land system.
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/
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 ...
Webinar hosted on February 13, 2014 with the National Farmers Union. The National Farmers Union (NFU) has a new vision for seed -- A Farmers Seed Act -- which would ensure that control of seed, the foundation of food sovereignty, stays in the hands of farmers. The new federal omnibus bill, C-18 the Agricultural Growth Act, if passed, will bring Canada under the UPOV '91 Plant Breeders Rights system which gives vastly greater control over seed to the companies that dominate the seed system. The NFU is offering this webinar (1) to help you understand this complex act, (2) to introduce the NFU's Fundamental Principles for Farmers Seed Act and (3) to share information on actions you and your organization can take to Stop Bill C-18. Presenter Terry Boehm, Chair of the NFU Seed and Trade Com...
held on March 10. 2016
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.
A new bill is before the Nebraska Legislature fighting for a Fair Repair Act. Farmers and phone repair shops are taking part in the petition for the bill for the right to repair your own hardware. It turns out that this could affect companies like Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo relating to the repair of video game hardware. http://nebraskalegislature.gov/FloorDocs/105/PDF/Intro/LB67.pdf Feature Creep is Ad Free thanks to the generosity of Patreon Backers Patronize me here! http://www.Patreon.com/Tarmack Tarmack's Discord Chat Server https://discord.gg/wJKG7Zh Game footage of Farming Simulator 2017 courtesy of IAmPattyJack https://www.youtube.com/user/IAmPattyJack Social Media http://www.twitch.tv/TarmackGaming http://www.twitter.com/gnomecast http://www.reddit.com/r/tarmack Previous ...
I interviewed registrar general RC Aggarwal on the issue of Breeder's and farmer's rights.