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8 November 2019
- by
Francois Meienberg
APBREBES Statement, UPOV Council November 1st, 2019 – Communication Strategy and Interrelations with the International Treaty
8 November 2019
- by
Francois Meienberg
UPOV’s bodies met in Geneva from 27th October to 1st November.
20 September 2019

A Policy Brief by the Association for Plant Breeding for the Benefit of Society (APBREBES)

20 September 2019

A Policy Brief by the Association for Plant Breeding for the Benefit of Society (APBREBES)

18 April 2019

AUTHORS: Mohamed Coulibaly, Robert Ali Brac de la Perrière, with contributions from Sangeeta Shashikant

English : A Dysfunctional Plant Variety Protection System: Ten Years of UPOV Implementation in Francophone Africa, Working Paper

21 December 2018
- by
Francois Meienberg
UPOV’s bodies met in Geneva from 28th October to 2nd November. The main topics of this report are the discussions on the Explanatory Note on Essentially Derived Varieties, the meeting of ISC Working Group, the Interrelations with the International Treaty and the examination of the conformity of the PVP Act of Afghanistan.
2 November 2018

APBREBES Statement, UPOV Council November 2nd 

Mr. President, Mr. Secretary-General, distinguished delegates

6 December 2017
- by
Sangeeta Shashikant & Susanne Gura

The 2017 Autumn meetings for UPOV’s decision-making bodies ended with a number of decisions with consequences for implementation of Farmers’ Rights and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Below a report is provided on some of the key decisions taken and its impact.

UPOV’s bodies met in Geneva from 23rd to 27th October.

21 November 2017
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Alliance for Fod Sovereignty in Africa

The African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) continues to pointedly exclude African civil society and farmer representation from its meetings, in blatant disregard of principles of good democratic governance and participation as emphasized in multiple International Treaties and UN Human Rights guidance. This is going on despitepublic assurances by the ARIPO Secretariat to ensure greater public participation.

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