Last updated: 21/07/2016

Submissions of Views and Experiences on the Implementation of Farmers’ Rights Submitted by Contracting Parties and Relevant Organizations

This page compiles the views, experiences and best practices on the implementation of Farmers’ Rights, as set up in Article 9 of the International Treaty, submitted by Contracting Parties, farmer’s organizations and other relevant organizations, according to the request made by the Governing Body through resolutions 6/2011 and 8/2013. For each submission the date on which it has been received by the Secretary is indicated.

The submissions are presented in the form and language in which they were received. Minor editorial changes include the full rendering of acronyms and the correction of spelling.

Contracting Party International Organization Civil society Organization Non-Contracting Party Date of submission Attachment
Madagascar 09/10/2012
Norway 09/10/2012
Poland 03/10/2012
The Berne Declaration 08/10/2012
Biowatch 11/10/2012
Development Fund 08/10/2012
European Seed Association 05/10/2012
Fridtjof Nansen Institute 09/10/2012
La Via Campesina 12/10/2012
Let's Liberate Diversity- Coordination of the European Forum 08/10/2012
LI-BIRD 11/10/2012
Practical Action 21/10/2012
GREEN Foundation 10/02/2013
Norway 10/08/2014
Oxfam, ANDES, CTDT, SEARICE, CGN-WUR 28/08/2015
Summary in French of the Oxfam, ANDES, CTDT, SEARICE, CGN-WUR submission published on 28/08/2015 23/09/2015
Summary in Spanish of the Oxfam, ANDES, CTDT, SEARICE, CGN-WUR submission published on 28/08/2015 23/09/2015

Interrelations with UPOV and WIPO

Submissions of information on interrelations with UPOV and WIPO

The Secretariat invited submission of information on possible interrelations between the International Treaty, in particular its Article 9 (Farmers’ Rights), and the relevant international instruments of UPOV and WIPO. All inputs received were brought to the attention of the Ad Hoc Committee on Sustainable Use at its second meeting in March 2015, which processed the identified interrelations for transmission to UPOV and WIPO. A joint report will now be prepared by a small team of experts, incorporating possible public comments on its first draft. This follows Resolution 8/2013, by which the Governing Body "request[ed] the Secretary to invite UPOV and WIPO to jointly identify possible areas of interrelations among their respective international instruments." The submissions are presented below in the form and language in which they were received.

Contracting Party International Organization Civil society Organization Non-Contracting Party Date of submission Attachment
Berne Declaration and Third World Network 28/11/2014
SEARICE 28/11/2014
SOLIBAM 27/11/2014
South Centre 28/11/2014
The Development Fund - Norway 28/11/2014
UK Food Group 28/11/2014
European Seed Association 05/02/2015
Fridtjof Nansen Institute 28/02/2015