Ling, C. Y., et al., (2016). Farmers’ Rights to Participate in Decision - making - implementing Article 9.2 (c) of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources, working paper, APBREBES. (PDF, 4MB)

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The right of farmers to participate in making decisions, at the national level, on matters related to the conservation and sustainable use of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture (PGRFA) is recognized in Article 9.2(c) of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (the Treaty). It is a prerequisite for the full and effective implementation of Farmers’ Rights. This paper describes the provisions of the Plant Treaty in this regard, identifies challenges encountered in implementing these provisions, highlights existing norms and good practices and proposes recommendations in this regard.