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FARMERS' RIGHTS LEGISLATION & POLICY DATABASE:

Zambia


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

No legislation found


Traditional knowledge legislation

No legislation found


Bioprospecting legislation with access and benefit sharing provisions

No legislation found


Seed laws, including seed certification rules

The Plant Variety and Seeds Act
   Status: In force from 1 December 1968, amended 31 March 1997
   Relevant provisions: Part 5. Licensing of seed sellers, Part 6. Prescribed seed, Part 7. Import and export of seed, Part 8. Certified seed
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The Plant Variety and Seeds Regulations
   Status: In force from 1988, amended 31 March 1997
   Relevant provisions: Regulation 5; Sale of Seed, Regulation 6; Certification of Seed, Regulation 8; Registration as seed grower, Regulation 11; Seed Seller's Licence, Regulation 17; Importation of Seed.
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Laws on plant variety protection, also called plant breeders' rights legislation

The Plant Breeder's Rights Act, 2007
   Status: Adopted as of 31 August 2007
   Relevant provisions: Part 3. Plant Breeder's Rights, Part 4. Registration of Plant Breeder's Rights.
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Patent laws

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