What Constitutes a Success Story in the Context of Farmers’ Rights?

In Andersen, Regine and Tone Winge (eds), Realising Farmers' Rights to Crop Genetic Resources: Success Stories and Best Practices. Abingdon (UK), Routledge, 2013, pp. 12-20.

This book chapter explains how the concept of succes stories can be understood in the context of Farmers' Rights to crop genetic resources. Success stories are defined as policies,measures, projects or activities that have resulted in substantial achievements with regard to one or more of the four elements of Farmers’ Rights as set out in the PlantTreaty. The chapter also outlines what such successes might look like for these elements: Farmers' Rights to save, use, exchange and sell farm-saved seed; traditional knowledge related to crop genetic diversity; equitable benefit sharing and participation in decision-making.