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Farmers' Rights Submissions

Submissions of Views and Experiences on the Implementation of Farmers’ Rights Submitted by Contracting Parties and Relevant Organizations

This page compiles the views, experiences and best practices on the implementation of Farmers’ Rights, as set up in Article 9 of the International Treaty, submitted by Contracting Parties, farmer’s organizations and other relevant organizations, according to the request made by the Governing Body through resolutions 6/2011 and 8/2013. For each submission the date on which it has been received by the Secretary is indicated.

The submissions are presented in the form and language in which they were received. Minor editorial changes include the full rendering of acronyms and the correction of spelling.

Submission

By

Date of submission

Submission by Poland

International Organization

03/10/2012

Submission by European Seed Association

Civil Society Organization

05/10/2012

Submission by The Berne Declaration

Civil Society Organization

08/10/2012

Submission by Development Fund

Civil Society Organization

08/10/2012

Submission by Let's Liberate Diversity- Coordination of the European Forum

Civil Society Organization

08/10/2012

Submission by Madagascar

Contracting Party

09/10/2012

Submission Norway

Contracting Party

09/10/2012

Submission by Fridtjof Nansen Institute

Civil Society Organization

09/10/2012

Submission by Biowatch

Civil Society Organization

11/10/2012

Submission by LI-BIRD

Civil Society Organization

11/10/2012

Submission by La Via Campesina

Civil Society Organization

12/10/2012

Submission by Practical Action

Civil Society Organization

21/10/2012

Submission GREEN Foundation

Civil Society Organization

10/02/2013

Farmers’ Rights: a top-down or bottom-up approach?

Civil Society Organization

10/02/2013

Submission Italy

Contracting Party

15/03/2013

Submission ACRA

Civil Society Organization

15/03/2013

Submission Benin

Contracting Party

07/04/2013

Submission FMPA

Civil Society Organization

08/04/2013

Submission FMPA

Civil Society Organization

08/04/2013

Submission on the implementation of Farmers Rights from Norway - 2014

Contracting Party

10/08/2014

Submission Norway

Contracting Party

22/08/2014

Submission Finland

Contracting Party

15/03/2015

Submissions of information on interrelations with UPOV and WIPO

The Secretariat invited submission of information on possible interrelations between the International Treaty, in particular its Article 9 (Farmers’ Rights), and the relevant international instruments of UPOV and WIPO. All inputs received were brought to the attention of the Ad Hoc Committee on Sustainable Use at its second meeting in March 2015, which processed the identified interrelations for transmission to UPOV and WIPO. This follows Resolution 8/2013, by which the Governing Body "request[ed] the Secretary to invite UPOV and WIPO to jointly identify possible areas of interrelations among their respective international instruments." The submissions are presented below in the form and language in which they were received.

Submission

By

Date of submission

SOLIBAM Submissions on interrelations UPOV WIPO

Civil Society Organization

27/11/2014

Berne Declaration Submissions of information on interrelations with UPOV and WIPO

Civil Society Organization

28/11/2014

SEARICE Submissions on interrelations UPOV WIPO

Civil Society Organization

28/11/2014

South Centre Submissions on interrelations UPOV WIPO

Civil Society Organization

28/11/2014

The Development Fund Submissions on interrelations UPOV WIPO

Civil Society Organization

28/11/2014

UK Food Group Submissions on interrelations UPOV WIPO

Civil Society Organization

28/11/2014

ESA European Seed Association

International Organization

05/02/2015

Template to submit additional views and experiences on the implementation of Farmers' Rights

Contracting Parties, farmer's organizations, stakeholders and relevant organization can submit additional views and experiences on the Implementation of Article 9 of the International Treaty. The Secretary will report on the implementation of Farmer's Rights at the Sixth Session of the Governing Body. To facilitate those submissions, the Secretariat has made available the following template in four languages. Please return electronic copies to pgrfa-treaty@fao.org.

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