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THE FARMERS' RIGHTS PROJECT:

Case studies on Farmers' Rights

Case studies have been carried out in four countries to map experiences with policies affecting Farmers' Rights as they pertain to plant genetic resources for food and agriculture, and compile an account of ideas on how to implement the Farmers' Rights provisions under the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture. We have - based on the response to the stakeholder survey - chosen one case country from each of four continents: Peru, Ethiopia, India and Norway.

Following from the provisions in the International Treaty on Farmers' Rights, the country studies have been designed to comprise the following topics:
   The state of protection of farmers' traditional knowledge relevant to plant genetic resources for food and agriculture
   The state of farmers' participation in the sharing of benefits arising from the utilisation of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture
    The state of farmers' participation in decision-making processes on matters related to the conservation and sustainable use of agricultural plant genetic resources
    The state of farmers' practice of saving, using, exchanging, and/or selling farm saved seeds and propagating material, including legislation regulating such practices
    The state of support to farmers who conserve plant genetic resources for food and agriculture
    Stakeholder perceptions on the concept of Farmers' Rights and on the implementation of the provisions on Farmers' Rights under the International Treaty in the country
    Stakeholder perceptions on options for the realisation of Farmers' Rights in the country
    Overall assessment of legislation pertaining to Farmers' Rights in the country
    Assessment of the implementation of the legislation
    Success stories pertaining to the realisation of Farmers' Rights
    Conclusions on options for realising Farmers Rights.



Pages in this sub-section:
    THE FIRST PHASE OF THE FARMERS' RIGHTS PROJECT
   The History of Farmers' Rights, a Guide to Central Documents and Literature
   An International Stakeholder Survey on Farmers' Rights
   Case studies on Farmers' Rights
   Farmers' Rights in Peru
   Farmers' Rights in India
   Farmers' Rights in Ethiopia
   Farmers' Rights in Norway
   Results from the first phase of the Farmers' Rights Project as of 2006
   A side-event presenting preliminary findings from the Farmers' Rights project
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 In this section:
  THE FARMERS' RIGHTS PROJECT
  Why a project on Farmers' Rights?
  The first phase of the Farmers' Rights Project
  The second phase of the Farmers' Rights Project
  Products from the Farmers' Rights Project
  Partners and funding
  Who we are


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