| State of
Despite the huge challenges ahead,
efforts are already underway with regard to all measures highlighted in the
provisions on Farmers' Rights in the International Treaty on Plant Genetic
Resources for Food and Agriculture.
Progress is being made with
regard to the protection of traditional knowledge (Paragraph 9.2.a), equitable
benefit sharing (Paragraph 9.2.b), the participation in decision making
(Paragraph 9.2.c) and Farmers' Rights to save, use, exchange and sell
farm-saved seed (Article 9.3). This indicates that there exists an opportunity
for learning and for deriving models.
However, there are many and
substantial barriers to the realization of Farmers' Rights, particularly with
regard to legislation and incentive structures. Analysing these barriers
together with the progress made in many countries, allows us to derive options
for the realization of Farmers' Rights.
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