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THE FARMERS' RIGHTS PROJECT:

The Lusaka informal international consultation process on Farmers' Rights

Norway, with the support of a range of developing countries, proposed at the First Session of the Governing Body of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture that Farmers' Rights be put on the Working Agenda of the Governing Body. Thus, the Governing Body discussed Farmers' Rights at its Second Session, which was held from 29 October to 2 November 2007.

Towards this end an informal international consultation was organized in Lusaka, Zambia. The consultation was co-hosted by Zambia Agricultural Research Institute, Ministry of Agriculture and Food, Norway, and the Fridtjof Nansen Institute, Norway, and resulted in a report on the prospects for implementing Farmers' Rights with recommendations to the Governing Body (with summaries available also in Spanish and French). Based on the findings, Zambia and Norway submitted an input paper on Farmers' Rights to the Governing Body of the International Treaty for consideration at its second session. Following from this process, a resolution on Farmers' Rights was adopted at the Second Session of the Governing Body (see also Press Release from the Fridtjof Nansen Institute).



Pages in this sub-section:
    THE SECOND PHASE OF THE FARMERS' RIGHTS PROJECT
   The Lusaka informal international consultation process on Farmers' Rights
   Side Event on Farmers' Rights at the Second Session of the Governing Body
   Website on Farmers' Rights
   Report on Success Stories from the Realization of Farmers' Rights
   Side event on Farmers' Rights at the Conference of the Parties to the CBD
   Book on Success Stories from the Realization of Farmers' Rights
   Research project on civil society strategies for the implementation of Farmers' Rights
   Side Event on Farmers' Rights at the Third Session of the Governing Body
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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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