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Issue #50

In this issue: New Research Paper: Plant variety protection & UPOV 1991 in the European Union’s Trade Policy: Rationale, effects & state of play -- Webinar invitation: The EU's push for IPRs on seeds in developing countries -- Food Sovereignty Ghana goes to Supreme Court over UPOV Convention -- UPOV Meeting Report -- APBREBES map of UPOV member countries

Issue #49

In this special issue: New APBREBES Study – Invitation to a Webinar
“Searching for flexibility - Why parties to the 1978 Act of the UPOV Convention have not acceded to the 1991 Act”
Today, APBREBES is publishing a new study “Searching for flexibility - Why parties to the 1978 Act of the UPOV Convention have not acceded to the 1991 Act”, authored by Karine Peschard, Research Associate at the Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva.

Issue #48

In this issue: Opposition against the new Plant Variety Protection Law is rising in Nigeria. The constitutionality of the law is challenged in court -- A critical look at West Africa's regional IP and trade regime -- Seed as a commons — A Symposium exploring innovative concepts and practices of governing seed and varieties -- Farmers’ Rights and Digital Sequence Information: Crisis or Opportunity to Reclaim Stewardship Over Agrobiodiversity?

Issue #47

In this issue: New PVP Act of Ghana: Harsh protest by civil society -- Private varieties and jailed farmers -- The Inventory on Farmers’ Rights is now online -- Towards an African Centred AfCFTA Intellectual Property Protocol -- UPOV Symposium on Harvested Material

Issue #46

In this issue: Practical Manual on the Right to Seeds in Europe -- Article: UPOV 91 - Not Fit for the Future -- OECD Report: Making Better Policies for Food Systems -- UPOV: The great seed robbery (by GRAIN)

Issue #45

In this issue: Press Release: UPOV Misleads Developing Countries with Absurdly Incorrect Information -- New Report: Plant Variety Protection in Practice in Vietnam: The Pains in the Gains Achieved -- Views on the private and non-commercial exception of UPOV -- Essentially Derived Varieties: No more questions? --

Issue #44

In this issue: New APBREBES publication - a compilation of selected literature -- Research Brief on the Right to Seeds and Intellectual Property Rights -- Research Paper on UNDROP by the South Center -- Governance of Intellectual Property over Plant Varieties in Asia

Issue #43

In this issue: UPOV Meeting Report -- Research Brief on Foreign Policy and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Peasants -- Policy Brief: Multilateral Regulatory Regimes and Plant Breeding -- Article: Farmer-plant-breeders and the law on Java

by François Meienberg, APBREBES Coordinator
Issue #42

In this issue: Intellectual Property Rights and the Realization of Farmers’ Rights under the ITPGRFA – A Conflict? -- Thai House Committee on Trans-Pacific Partnership presses clarification on Thailand official observer status in UPOV -- The importance of Food Sovereignty for the Farm to Fork strategy and the New Green Deal -- New Book: Local Knowledge, Intellectual Property and Agricultural Innovation

by François Meienberg, APBREBES Coordinator
Issue #41

In this issue: Open letter / Press Release: Stop double standards in Free Trade Agreements -- The Covid-19Pandemic and the need to change our food systems -- Seed security in the wake of the Corona crisis -- Harnessing the Multilateral Patent and PVP Regimes to Advance FoodSecurity -- ‘Keeping seeds in our hands’: the rise of seedactivism” -- 348 organizationsfrom 46 countriescelebrate international seed day