ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Protection of New Plant Varieties

Protection of New Plant Varieties

The UPOV system seeks to protect the interests of powerful seed companies who are the breeders. Our laws should focus on protecting the interests of farmers as producers as well as consumers of seed. An alternative treaty being discussed currently would provide a forum for developing countries to implement their farmers' and breeders' rights.

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