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State of Farmers' Rights

Photo: Development FundDespite the huge challenges ahead, efforts are already underway with regard to all measures highlighted in the provisions on Farmers' Rights in the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture.

Progress is being made with regard to the protection of traditional knowledge (Paragraph 9.2.a), equitable benefit sharing (Paragraph 9.2.b), the participation in decision making (Paragraph 9.2.c) and Farmers' Rights to save, use, exchange and sell farm-saved seed (Article 9.3). This indicates that there exists an opportunity for learning and for deriving models.

However, there are many and substantial barriers to the realization of Farmers' Rights, particularly with regard to legislation and incentive structures. Analysing these barriers together with the progress made in many countries, allows us to derive options for the realization of Farmers' Rights.

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