Webinar II: Farmers Rights and the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

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September 13, 2020
 

Webinar II: Farmers Rights and the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources 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 focus on Farmers’ Rights as established in the ITPGRFA and presents a unique opportunity to share and exchange knowledge on the subject.

Date: 17 September 2020.

Time: 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm (Rome).

Moderator: Ms Titilayo Adebola (School of Law, University of Aberdeen)

Panelists:

Kent Nnadozie: Secretary, International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture.

Surya Adhikari: Farmer, Chairperson, Participatory Plant Breeding Group, Pokhara Municipality Ward No. 31, Begnas.

Salvatore Ceccarelli: Participatory Plant Breeding Expert.

Kamalesh Adhikari: Research Fellow, University of Queensland.

Rakesh Agrawal: Former Registrar General, Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers Rights Authority, India.

Mariam Mayet: Executive Director, African Centre for Biodiversity.