About this website
This website has been developed as a tool for decision makers, practitioners and others involved in the realization of Farmers’ Rights as they are addressed in the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture. It is also an information source for researchers, journalists, and other interested individuals. The website is hosted by the Fridtjof Nansen Institute Norway and is funded by the Research Council of Norway.
Photo: Regine Andersen / FNI
Some of our readers may remember the first edition of this website as seen at the photo above. The first edition was created and maintained as part of the Farmers' Rights Project of the Fridtjof Nansen Institute (FNI), with financial support of the sectorial GTZ (now GIZ) project People, Food and Biodversity which was implemented on behalf of the German BMZ. The previous website presented information that had systematically been compiled from 2005 until 2012 on all the topics that are also covered by the new website. Thus, the new website builds on this material, but has been redesigned and is being updated with regard to all information. We hope the website will be a useful tool for the realization of Farmers’ Rights.