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FARMERS' RIGHTS LEGISLATION & POLICY DATABASE:

Africa

Please select a country or a tag for links to the respective legislation:

  Farmers' Rights* Cons. & sus. use* Trad. knowl.* Access & benefits* Seed laws* PVP* Patent laws*
African Union O O O O   O  
Algeria         O O  
Angola       O      
Benin              
Botswana   O          
Burkina Faso         O O  
Burundi   O O O O O    
Cameroon         O O  
Cape Verde              
Central African Republic              
Comoros              
Côte d'Ivoire         O O  
Democratic Republic of the Congo              
Djibouti              
Egypt           O O
Equatorial Guinea              
Eritrea              
Ethiopia O O (p.34) O O O O (p.47)  
Gabon              
Gambia              
Ghana              
Guinea              
Guinea Bissau              
Kenya         O O O  
Lesotho              
Liberia              
Libya              
Madagascar              
Malawi   O   O O O    
Mali              
Mauretania         O O    
Mauritius           O  
Morocco           O O
Mozambique         O    
Namibia              
Niger              
Nigeria         O    
Republic of the Congo              
Rwanda              
Sao Tome and Principe              
Senegal         O O O  
Seychelles              
Sierra Leone              
Somalia              
South Africa   O   O O O O O  
Sudan              
Swaziland              
Tanzania         O O  
Tchad              
Togo              
Tunisia         O O O  
Uganda       O O    
Western Sahara              
Zambia         O O O  
Zimbabwe         O O  

*Legend:
Farmers' Rights = Legislation on Farmers' Rights and community rights related to crop genetic resources
Cons. & sus. use = Legislation on conservation and sustainable use of crop genetic resources
Trad. knowl. = Traditional knowledge legislation
Access & benefits = Bioprospecting legislation with access and benefit sharing provisions
Seed laws = Seed laws, including seed certification rules
PVP = Laws on plant variety protection, also called plant breeders' rights legislation
Patent laws = Patent laws
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Webpage last updated 27 November 2009