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UPOV 91 and other seed laws: a basic guide to how large seed companies try to control and monopolize seeds

UPOV 91 and other seed laws: a basic guide to how large seed companies try to control and monopolize seeds


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Peasant seed systems have existed since the beginning of agriculture and are a fundamental condition for peasant families and communities throughout the world to continue to cultivate freely, thus achieving food security and sovereignty. Farmers' rights over seeds have been recognized by governments in various international treaties, but the same governments are signing new laws and regulations that destroy these rights and allow multinationals to increase their control and monopoly powers over seeds. The changes we are witnessing are serious and of the utmost importance.

Recently, Via Campesina and GRAIN published a brochure [1] that describes how peasant and agricultural communities are affected by these new laws and the fight against these laws. GRAIN published a database [2] and a map [3] showing what can or cannot be done with seeds in a large number of countries according to current legislation. This brochure complements these materials and is intended to explain in depth how seed laws are affecting the peasantry, showing some excerpts from the legislation of various countries.

Read the brochure here: https://www.grain.org/e/5315

References:

[1] https://www.grain.org/e/5143

[2] http://www.grain.org/attachments/3400/download

[3] http://ejatlas.org/featured/seeds

GRAIN


Video: Webinar on Farmers Rights: Achieving Complementarity Between the Informal and Formal Seed Systems (May 2022).


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