| Implementing Farmers' Rights
The extent to which Farmers' Rights can be implemented in a
country is not only dependent on the needs and priorities within the country.
Often it is also subject to the obligations that the country has towards
various international and regional agreements. Thus, harmonization of Farmers'
Rights is not only important at the national, but also at the international
Among the most important international agreements are
aside from the International Treaty
itself the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the Agreement on
Trade-related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) of the World
Trade Organization (WTO), the Convention of the Union for the Protection of New
Varieties of Plants (UPOV) and World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
of the United Nations (UN). These international agreements are interlinked and
they interact in various ways with regard to Farmers'
On the International
Agrobiodiversity: Plant Genetics and Developing Countries
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