Association for Plant Breeding for the Benefit of Society (APBREBES)
The Association for Plant Breeding for the Benefit of
Society (APBREBES) was founded in 2009 by seven civil society organisations
from developing and industrialised countries.
The purpose of APBREBES
is to promote plant breeding for the benefit of society, to fully implement
Farmers' Rights to plant genetic resources and to promote biodiversity.
APBREBES aims at the recognition and taking into account of Human Rights in
general and Farmers' Rights in particular as well as the sustainable management
of agricultural biodiversity in the decisions and activities related to Plant
Variety Protection and to UPOV.
APBREBES' activities include exchanging
information and critical analysis of current regulatory frameworks for plant
breeding and their various implications, as well as the facilitation of farmer
and citizen involvement in local, national, regional and international
decision-making processes and debates that affect the development of plant
breeding. APBREBES is the only global network of civil society organisations
that has observer status in UPOV bodies.
APBREBES also publishes a
newsletter which aims to inform its readers on the latest developments with
regard to plant variety protection in a context of sustainable management of
agricultural biodiversity, promotion of Farmers' Rghts and food sovereignty.
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