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FARMERS' RIGHTS LEGISLATION & POLICY DATABASE:

Ethiopia


Legislation on Farmers' Rights and community rights related to crop genetic resources

Access to Genetic Resources and Community Knowledge, and Community Rights Proclamation (Proclamation No. 482/2006)
   Status: Adopted as of 27 February 2006
   Relevant provisions: Art.5. Ownership, Art.6. Principle, Art.8. Use Right, Art.10. Protection of Community Rights, Art.28. Responsibilities of Local Communities.
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Legislation on conservation and sustainable use of crop genetic resources

Environmental Policy
   Status: Adopted as of 2 April 1997
   Relevant provisions: Art. 2.3. The Key Guiding Principles: q and r, Art. 3.1. Soil Husbandries and Sustainable Agriculture: n, Art. 3.3. Genetics, Species and Ecosystem Biodiversity: a-e
   Download the legislation: See page 34 i FR in Ethiopia report (PDF)


Traditional knowledge legislation

Access to Genetic Resources and Community Knowledge, and Community Rights Proclamation (Proclamation No. 482/2006)
   Status: Adopted as of 27 February 2006
   Relevant provisions: Art.5. Ownership, Art.6. Principle, Art.7. Right to regulate access.
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Bioprospecting legislation with access and benefit sharing provisions

Access to Genetic Resources and Community Knowledge, and Community Rights Proclamation (Proclamation No. 482/2006)
   Status: Adopted as of 27 February 2006
   Relevant provisions: Art.7. Right to regulate access, Art.9. Right to share benefit, Part 3. Condition of Access, Part 5. Exploration of Genetic Resources, Art.5. Penalty.
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Seed laws, including seed certification rules

Seed Proclamation No. 206/2000
   Status: Adopted as of 6 June 2000
   Relevant provisions: Part 2. Competence assurance certificate, Part 3. Production processing, marketing and quality control
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Laws on plant variety protection, also called plant breeders' rights legislation

Plant Breeders' Rights Proclamation (Proclamation No. 481/2006)
   Status: Adopted as of 27 February 2006
   Relevant provisions: Article 6. Exemptions to Plant Breeders` Right, Part 5. Farmers' Right.
   Download the legislation: See page 47 i FR in Ethiopia report (PDF)


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