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FNI Organizes Side Event on Farmers' Rights at FAO Meeting

Farmers' Rights(07.06.06) At the first session of the Governing Body of FAO's International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA) in Madrid 12-16 June, FNI is to organize an official side event on farmers' rights related to agro-biodiversity.

The ITPGRFA provides for the protection and promotion of farmers' rights, but uncertainty remains as to how this can be done. At the side event, FNI Research Fellow and Project Leader Regine Andersen will present preliminary findings from FNI's Farmers' Rights Project, delineating options for implementation. This will be followed by a panel discussion with leading experts on farmers' rights from the Philippines, India, Zambia and Argentina.

The side event will take place at the conference hotel (Hotel Auditorium), in Salón Lyon on Tuesday 13 June, from 13:15 to 14:45. It is organized in cooperation with the Norwegian Ministry of Agriculture and Food.

More information (links):
   Download invitation and programme for side event (PDF)
   Farmers' Rights website
   Farmers' Rights Project – summary of phase 1 findings (PDF)
   FNI research on biological diversity

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