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FARMERS' RIGHTS LEGISLATION & POLICY DATABASE:

European Union (EU)

In 1993 the Treaty of Maastricht established the EU, and the Union currently has 27 member countries (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom).


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

No legislation found


Legislation on conservation and sustainable use of crop genetic resources

Council Regulation No 1257/1999 on support for rural development
   Status: Adopted as of 17 May 1999
   Relevant provisions: Chapter 6. Agri-environment.
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Traditional knowledge legislation

No legislation found


Bioprospecting legislation with access and benefit sharing provisions

No legislation found


Seed laws, including seed certification rules

Commission Directive 2008/62/EC
   Status: Adopted as of 20 June 2008
   Relevant provisions: Chapter 1. Subject Matter and Definitions, Chapter 2. Acceptance of Conservation Varieties, Chapter 3. Seed Production and Marketing
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Council Directive 98/95/EC on the marketing of seed
   Status: Adopted as of 14 December 1998
   Relevant provisions: Article 1-7
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Laws on plant variety protection, also called plant breeders' rights legislation

Council Regulation No 2100/94 on Community plant variety rights
   Status: Adopted as of 27 July 1994
   Relevant provisions: Part 1. General Provisions, Part 2. Substantive Law.
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Council Regulation No 2506/95 amending Regulation 2100/94
   Status: Adopted as of 25 October 1995
   Relevant provisions: Article 1
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Patent laws

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