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FARMERS' RIGHTS LEGISLATION & POLICY DATABASE:

Malawi


Legislation on Farmers' Rights and community rights related to crop genetic resources

No legislation found


Legislation on conservation and sustainable use of crop genetic resources

The Environment Management Act, 1996
   Status: Adopted as of 16 August 1996
   Relevant provisions: Section 3. National environmental policy, Section 4. Natural and Genetic Resources, Section 31. Environmental incentives, Section 35. Conservation of biological diversity, Section 56. Objects of the Fund Section 57. Application of the Fund.
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Traditional knowledge legislation

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Bioprospecting legislation with access and benefit sharing provisions

The Environment Management Act, 1996
   Status: Adopted as of 16 August 1996
   Relevant provisions: Section 4. Natural and Genetic Resources, Section 36. Access to genetic resources.
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Procedures and guidelines for access and collection of genetic resources in Malawi
   Status: Adopted in 1996
   Relevant provisions: Chapter A; Preamble, Chapter B; Objectives of the guidelines, Chapter D; Procedures and requirements for application, Chapter F; Research and material transfer agreements and certificates.
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Seed laws, including seed certification rules

Seed Act, 1988
   Status: Adopted as of 27 May 1988
   Relevant provisions: Part 3. Registration of Seed Importers, Seed Cleaners and Seed Sellers, Part 4. Seed Tests, Part 6. Licensing of Seed Sellers, Part 7. Prescribed Seed, Part 8. Import and Export of Seed, Part 9. Certification of Seed and Production Seed for Certifications.
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Laws on plant variety protection, also called plant breeders' rights legislation

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Patent laws

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