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UPOV and its Impact on Farmers in Europe and Globally – A Webinar organized in the framework of the Global Week of Action against UPOV
APREBES and ABL will explain to us more about UPOV !

UPOV and its Impact on Farmers in Europe and Globally – A Webinar organized in the
framework of the Global Week of Action against UPOV


What is UPOV? What are Plant Variety Protection Laws? – And what is their impact on
Farmers Rights’? - Experiences from Europe and Elsewhere.

17:00- 17:10 Overview of the hottest topics of the “Sprouts from Brussels” newsletter
Fulya Batur, Kybele

17:10 - 17:30 | The International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV): The history, the content, the impact.
François Meienberg, APBREBES

17:30 - 17:40 | The fight of German farmers against fees for farm-saved seeds.
Georg Janßen, Director, Arbeitsgemeinschaft bäuerliche Landwirtschaft (Germany)

17:40 - 17:50 | Private varieties and jailed farmers
Inf’OGM, France

17:50 - 18:00 | Current negotiations at UPOV regarding the definition of private and non-
commercial use.
François Meienberg, APBREBES

18:00 - 18:30 | DIALOGUE Moderator: Matthias Lorimer,

The webinar will be in English, French and German

Dec 8, 2021 05:00 PM in Rome

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