| FNI NEWS
FNI Conducts Global Consultations on Farmers'
(07.07.2010) As part of its
Farmers' Rights Project, FNI today
starts a process of global consultations on how Farmers' Rights to genetic
resources can be fully implemented.
The consultations are starting
off with a questionnaire in which farmer organizations and other stakeholders
and interested parties world-wide are invited to share their views and relevant
national experiences on Farmers' Rights.
The consultations are the
result of a decision by the Governing Body of the
International Plant Treaty (ITPGRFA)
last year, where it requested the Treaty's Secretariat to convene regional
workshops to discuss national experiences on the implementation of
Farmers Rights. The Secretariat has subsequently requested FNI to carry
out the consultations.
The results of the process will be presented to
the Governing Body of the Plant Treaty at its 4th Session in March 2011, as a
basis for its deliberations on promoting the realization of Farmers' Rights at
the national level.
For more information, and to download the
questionnaire, please see
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