The Farmers' Rights Project was
initiated by the Fridtjof Nansen Institute
(FNI) in 2005, with the aim of supporting the implementation of Farmers' Rights
as they are recognized in the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources
for Food and Agriculture.
The project's Phase 1 (2005-06) and 2
(2006-14) consisted of many different components, comprising research and
surveys as well as more operational activities such as the establishment of
By the end of 2014, FNI ended its involvement in the
project. This was mainly because the project initiator was by then on leave
from the FNI and there was no further project funding. As the project initiator
is now back from leave, new efforts are undertaken to secure project funding
and to upgrade, update and relaunch this website.