September 13, 2020
Farmers’ Rights in the International Legal Architecture for Food and Agriculture
Article 9, the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA) recognizes the enormous contribution that the local and indigenous communities and farmers of all regions of the world, particularly those in the centers of origin and crop diversity, have made and will continue to make to the conservation and development of plant genetic resources which constitute the basis of food and agriculture production throughout the world. This webinar will examine the links between Farmers’ Rights (as established in the ITPGRFA) and related international treaties alongside the right to food and gender perspectives on Farmers’ Rights.
Date: 16 September 2020.
Time: 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm (Rome).
Moderator: Titilayo Adebola (School of Law, University of Aberdeen)
Regine Andersen: Research Director for Biodiversity and Natural Resources, Fridtjof Nansen Institute (FNI), Norway.
Michael Fakhri: The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food.
Susannah Chapman: Research Fellow, the University of Queensland.
Yolanda Huerta: Legal Counsel, International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants.
Isabel Lopez Noriega: Alliance of Bioversity International and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture.
James Gathii: Wing Tat-Lee Chair of International Law and Professor of Law, Loyola University of Chicago.