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ABOUT FARMERS' RIGHTS
  Farmers' Rights in ITPGRFA
    On the International Treaty
    Central provisions on Farmers' Right
    Follow-up in the Treaty's Governing Body
    Call for Proposals to the Benefit-Sharing Fund of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
  Why Farmers' Rights matter
    The agricultural biodiversity argument
    The poverty eradication argument
    Farmers' realities as context
  The contents of Farmers' Rights
    Two approaches to Farmers' Rights
    Approaches to protecting farmers' traditional knowledge
    Approaches to ensuring equitable benefit sharing
    Approaches to ensuring farmers' participation in decision-making
    Approaches to farmers' customary use of propagating material
    Conditions for the combination of approaches
    Towards a common ground of understanding
    What this may mean in practice
  The history of Farmers' Rights in the FAO
    The history of Farmers' Rights in overview
    First use of Farmers' Rights
    Origin of the concept in FAO
    FR in the Keystone Dialogues
    Conference resolutions on FR
    CBD and Agenda 21 on Farmers' Rights – and the response of the FAO
    Global Plan of Action and State of the World's Plant Genetic Resources
    Breakthrough of the negotiations
  Farmers' Rights in the literature
  Civil Society Organizations' approaches to Farmers' Rights
   
STATE OF FARMERS' RIGHTS
  State of Farmers' Rights per topic
    Farmers' Rights and protection of traditional knowledge
    Farmers' Rights to equitable benefit sharing
    Farmers' Rights and participation in decision processes
    Farmers' Rights to save, use, exchange and sell farm-saved seed
  State of Farmers' Rights per country
    Africa
       - Ethiopia
    Asia
       - India
    The Americas
       - Peru
    Oceania
    Europe
       - Norway
  Key barriers to Farmers' Rights
    Stakeholder perceptions on barriers to the realization of Farmers' Rights
    Barriers to upholding and developing legal space for Farmers' Rights
    Barriers to incentives, rewards and recognition
    Barriers to farmers' participation in decision-making
  Options for realizing Farmers' Rights
   
FARMERS' RIGHTS LEGISLATION & POLICY DATABASE
  Legislation categories
  Africa
    African Union
    Algeria
    Angola
    Botswana
    etc.
  Asia
    ASEAN
    Afghanistan
    Armenia
    Azerbaijan
    Bangladesh
    etc.
  The Americas
    Andean Community
    Argentina
    Barbados
    Belize
    etc.
  Oceania
    Australia
    New Zealand
  Europe
    European Union
    Austria
    Belarus
    Bulgaria
    etc.
   
HOW TO REALIZE FARMERS' RIGHTS AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL
  Step 1: Creating and enhancing awareness on the importance of Farmers' Rights
    Creating awareness in central organizations and institutions
    Creating awareness sector wise
    Creating awareness across sectors
    Creating awareness through the media
    Creating awareness through other means
  Step 2: Ensuring farmers' participation in the implementation process
    Who are the farmers who should be included in the processes?
    How do we identify their representatives?
    Who should actually identify such representatives?
    How can farmers' participation in the implementation process be ensured?
  Step 3: Developing a national consultative process, joining forces, pooling resources
    Consultative process as dialogue – the foundation
    Participants for national consultative processes
    Design of national consultative processes
    Contents of national consultative processes
    Joining forces and pooling resources
  Step 4: Establishing an institutional framework for implementation
  Step 5: Protecting and enhancing legal space for farmers' customary practices
  Step 6: Protecting traditional knowledge relevant to crop genetic resources
  Step 7: Promoting the right to equitably participate in benefit sharing
  Step 8: Enabling participation in decision making on genetic resources
   
BEST PRACTICES
  What is a 'success story' of Farmers' Rights?
    What are successes regarding the right to save, use, exchange and sell farm-saved seed?
    What are successes regarding traditional knowledge related to agro-biodiversity?
    What are successes regarding benefit sharing?
    What are successes regarding participation in decision making?
  Success stories from the realization of the right to save, use, exchange and sell farm-saved seed
    India's Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers' Rights Act
    Norway's 'no' to stricter plant breeders' rights
    Circumventing the law in the Basque Country
  Success stories on traditional knowledge related to agro-biodiversity
    Cataloguing potatoes and traditional knowledge in Peru
    In situ conservation in Switzerland
    Community Registry in the Philippines
    Rediscovering traditional knowledge in Norway
  Success stories on benefit-sharing measures
    Creating incentive structures from the ground in the Philippines
    Community Seed Fairs in Zimbabwe
    Community gene banking and on-farm conservation in India
    Dynamic Conservation and Participatory Plant Breeding in France
    Participatory Plant Breeding adding value in Nepal
    Capacity-building for seed potato selection in Kenya
    The Peruvian Potato Park
    Rewarding best practices in Norway
  Success stories on participation in decision-making
    Successful advocacy for Farmers' Rights in Nepal
    Assessing Farmers' Rights in Malawi
  Common features
   
IMPLEMENTING FARMERS' RIGHTS INTERNATIONALLY
   
RESOURCES
  A summary of the literature on Farmers' Rights
  Major works on Farmers' Rights – global level
  Articles and book chapters on Farmers' Rights – global level
  Major works and articles on farmers' rights – regional and national levels
  Other literature of relevance for Farmers' Rights
    Background literature on intellectual property rights
    Background literature on the International Treaty
    Other background literature on the management of plant genetic resources
   
THE FARMERS' RIGHTS PROJECT
  Why a project on Farmers' Rights?
  The first phase of the Farmers' Rights Project
    The History of Farmers' Rights, a Guide to Central Documents and Literature
    An International Stakeholder Survey on Farmers' Rights
    Case studies on Farmers' Rights
    Farmers' Rights in Peru
    Farmers' Rights in India
    Farmers' Rights in India
    Farmers' Rights in Norway
    Results from the first phase of the Farmers' Rights Project as of 2006
    A side-event presenting preliminary findings from the Farmers' Rights project
  The second phase of the Farmers' Rights Project
    The Lusaka informal international consultation process on Farmers' Rights
    Side Event on Farmers' Rights at the Second Session of the Governing Body
    Website on Farmers' Rights
    Report on Success Stories from the Realization of Farmers' Rights
    Side event on Farmers' Rights at the Conference of the Parties to the CBD
    Book on Success Stories from the Realization of Farmers' Rights
    Research project on civil society strategies for the implementation of Farmers' Rights
  Products from the Farmers' Rights Project
  Partners and funding
  Who we are
   
CALENDAR
   
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)
   
LINKS
  International organizations and agreements relevant to Farmers' Rights
  Research Institutions working in fields related to Farmers' Rights
  NGOs and CSOs working in fields related to Farmers' Rights
  Farmers' Organizations
  Industrial actors
   
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