WHAT IS A SEED LAW?

Training Materials produced by the ACB for smallholder farmers in Africa in several languages on a range of topics dealing with seed and plant variety protection laws, including on: the value of farmer managed seed systems; UPOV 1991 and farmers’ rights; the Arusha PVP Protocol; women as custodians of seed, what is a seed law, harmonisation of Africa’s seed laws through SADC and COMESA; impacts of harmonisation of seed laws on farmer managed seed systems and small scale farmers; seed sovereignty for small-scale farmers and many more.

WHAT IS A SEED LAW?

Seed-Law

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What is Quality Declared Seed?

Quality-declared-seed

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What are the DUS criteria?

DUS-Criteria

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Impacts of Seed Laws on farmer managed seed systems

Seed-Laws-FMSS

Afrikaans | English | French | Portuguese | Shona | Swahili | Xhosa | Zulu