International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

Farmers' Rights

Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group on Farmers’ Rights

At its Seventh Session, the Governing Body decided to establish an Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group (Expert Group) on Farmers’ Rights. The Expert Group is tasked to:

  • Produce an inventory of national measures that may be adopted, best practices and lessons learned from the realization of Farmers’ Rights, as set out in Article 9 of the International Treaty; and
  • Based on the inventory, develop options for encouraging, guiding and promoting the realization of Farmers’ Rights as set out in Article 9 of the International Treaty.

During the Eight Session, the Governing Body welcomed the significant work progress made by the Expert Group in fulfilling their tasks. The Governing Body also welcomed the Inventory of national measures, best practices and lessons learned from the realization of Farmers’ Rights, as set out in Article 9 of the International Treaty (Inventory) as produced by the Expert Group.

The Governing Body decided to reconvene the Expert Group, with an additional two representatives of farmers’ organizations particularly from centres of origin of crop diversity, to enable them to finalize their tasks of developing the Options for encouraging, guiding and promoting the realization of Farmers’ Rights as set out in Article 9 of the International Treaty.

The composition of the Expert Group 2020-2021 click here.

 

 The Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group (AHTEG) on Farmers’ Rights

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