Farmers’ rights in ITPGRFA: the Fourth Session of the Governing Body
Farmers’ Rights Project, Fridtjof Nansen Institute, April 2011

Following adoption of a new resolution on farmers’ rights by the fourth session of the Governing Body (GB 4) of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, the Farmers’ Rights Project provides more information about this resolution and the related proceedings at GB 4, including the text of the resolution, a summary of the discussion leading to its adoption and links to statements made. Visit the website, including links to further information …

Side Event on Farmers’ Rights at the Fourth Session of the Governing Body
Farmers’ Rights Project, Fridtjof Nansen Institute, April 2011

The Farmers’ Rights website has been updated with information about the side event on the 2010 Global Consultations on Farmers’ Rights held at GB 4, including a links to the PowerPoint presentations delivered. Visit the website …

The 2010 Global Consultations on Farmers’ Rights: Results from an Email-based Survey
Regine Andersen and Tone Winge, FNI Report 2/2011 (April 2011)

This report presents the results of the e-mail based survey on farmers’ rights carried out in 2010 as part of the Global Consultations on Farmers’ Rights. The consultations were organized in response to Resolution 6/2009 of the Governing Body of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, which called for regional workshops on Farmers’ Rights. A total of 131 respondents from 36 countries participated. These were sorted into the groups: farmers, the public sector, seed industry, NGOs, and others, as well as regional groups. Through the questionnaire, the respondents shared their views and experiences on the realization of farmers’ rights, including achievements, obstacles and options. The prime concern among most participants was the need for guidance, support and capacity building to develop or adjust national legislation, policies, strategies and programs for the realization of farmers’ rights. Download the report [pdf] …

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