Welcome to this website which has been developed to support the realization of Farmers’ Rights related to seed and crop genetic resources with research-based guidance.
Here you will find information on what Farmers’ Rights are about and why they matter. You can read about the contents of Farmers’ Rights and how these contents have developed historically. You will find comprehensive information about the many options available for the realization of these rights and steps that can be taken at the national level to make it happen. You will also find a detailed account of the negotiations on Farmers’ Rights under the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (Plant Treaty), which will be continuously updated. The section on the state of realization of Farmers’ Rights is still in the making and will be posted later.
The website features a comprehensive base of literature, covering research on Farmers’ Rights and related issues with summaries and links to the sources. You can also read about the research projects behind this website and access their publications. Last but not least, an events calendar will keep you updated on upcoming events related to Farmers’ Rights.
Parts of this website will soon be available in Spanish and French.
The Farmers’ Rights website depends on input from our readers. Please let us know if you have information about literature, websites, upcoming events or other resources you deem relevant, by contacting us here.
We hope you will find the Farmers’ Rights website informative, inspiring and useful!
Best regards from the website team,
Dr. Regine Andersen and Viviana Meixner Vásquez,
the Fridtjof Nansen Institute, Norway
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Greetings from members of the Mkombezi CSB in Malawi. Photo: Viviana Meixner / FNI