Clancy, E., and Vernooy, R. (2016). Realizing farmers’ rights through community-based agricultural biodiversity management. Bioversity International. 

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This brief has been prepared by Bioversity International for delegates to the 2016 Global Consultation on Farmers’ Rights. The brief aims to raise awareness among delegates and Contracting Parties to the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA) of the crucial contribution that a community-based approach to the conservation and sustainable use of agricultural biodiversity can make to realizing farmers’ rights and empowering men and women smallholder farmers. The research provides evidence that farmers’ rights can be effectively implemented through a community-based approach that is responsive to local conditions and builds on traditional knowledge and practices of farming communities.