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Farmers' Rights Legislation & Policy Database

Photo: G. Ulutuncok, GTZ / Illustration: Darktaco, SXCWelcome to the Farmers' Rights Legislation & Policy Database. Here you will find legislation and policies from all parts of the world related to Farmers' Rights.

The database comprises legislation and policies on:
   Farmers' Rights and community rights related to crop genetic resources
   Conservation and sustainable use of crop genetic resources
   Traditional knowledge
   Bioprospecting, including access and benefit sharing
   Seeds and certification
   Plant variety protection, also called plant breeders' rights
   Patents

If you would like to know why these categories of legislation and policies are relevant with regard to Farmers' Rights, please choose the category in question.

For an overview over legislation related to Farmers' Rights and the links to the database, please select a region:
   Africa
   Asia
   The Americas
   Oceania
   Europe


Sources

The documents in this database have been collected from different Internet sources or provided by individuals in the respective countries. The main sources are:
   FAO's FAOLEX legal database*
   GRAIN's Biodiversity Rights Legislation (BRL) database
   UPOV's collection of plant variety protection laws
   WIPO's Collection of Laws for Electronic Access (CLEA)
   Various official websites

* FAOLEX is maintained by the FAO Legal Office and contains comprehensive and up-to-date national laws and regulations related to food, agriculture and renewable natural resources. With the permission of the FAO Legal Office, the Farmers' Rights Legislation & Policy Database specifically presents links to parts of FAOLEX information on Farmers' Rights.
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  Africa
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  The Americas
  Oceania
  Europe


 Note to our users:
 The Farmers' Rights Legislation Database depends on input from you. Please help us update our database by reporting new FR-related legislation in your country to us. Contact details >