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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/
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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...
PLEASE SHARE - SHOCKING VIDEO! The Truth About Australian Farmers www.actforfarmers.org "WARNING - This video contains graphic material and we recommend viewer discretion" Act For Farmers - The Truth About Australian Farmers This is about how drought affects farmers in Australia, it's an on going effort to survive year in and year out. Its the country we live in, It's harsh and unforgiving and it's always going to be that way. We need to give our farmers the support they need to build a strong future in Australia and help our country and the rest of the world. We shouldn't have to raise money for our farmers to help them through droughts and floods, the government should be giving them the help they need no matter what it is. Farming is our heritage, it's what built this country. Why are ...
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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.
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
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-...