Publication / 29 November 2021

The EU’s push for intellectual property rights on seeds and its impact on developing countries

For APBREBES and Both ENDS, an agreement negotiated 30 years ago by a few industrialised countries is not a basis for shaping the global agriculture of tomorrow. Times have changed. The EU should therefore stop requiring developing countries to adopt the 1991 Act of the UPOV Convention through trade agreements or any other related activities.

This policy brief is an abstract of the report 'Plant variety protection & UPOV 1991 in the European Union's Trade Policy: Rationale, effects & state of play'

The abstract is also availabe in Spanish and in French

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