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FARMERS' RIGHTS LEGISLATION & POLICY DATABASE:

Venezuela


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

Ley de Semillas
   Status: Adopted as of 22 December 2015
   Download the legislation (PDF, from page 74)



Legislation on conservation and sustainable use of crop genetic resources

Ley de Diversidad Biologica
   Status: Adopted as of 24 May 2000
   Relevant provisions: Title 1. Disposiciones Generales, Title 3. De la Conservacion de la Diversidad Biologica, Title 5. De la Identificacion y Valoracion Economica de la Diversidad Biologica.
   Download the legislation (PDF)


Traditional knowledge legislation

No legislation found


Bioprospecting legislation with access and benefit sharing provisions

Ley de Diversidad Biologica
   Status: Adopted as of 24 May 2000
   Relevant provisions: Title 1. Disposiciones Generales, Title 7. Del Acceso a los Recursos Geneticos, las Patentes y de la Distribucion de los Beneficios Generados.
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Seed laws, including seed certification rules

Ley de Semillas, Material para la Reproduccion e Insumos Biologicos
   Status: Adopted as of 18 October 2002, revoked on 22 December, 2015
   Relevant provisions: itle 1. Disposiciones Generales, Title 3. De la Investigacion, Produccion, Certificacion, Fiscalizacion y Comercializacion de Semillas, Material de Reproduccion Animal e Insumos Biologicos, Title 4. Registros
   Download the legislation (PDF)

Ley de Semillas
   Status: Adopted as of 22 December 2015
   Download the legislation (PDF, from page 74)


Laws on plant variety protection, also called plant breeders' rights legislation

No legislation found


Patent laws

No legislation found
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