Training Materials

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


What is Quality Declared Seed?

Quality-declared-seed | Afrikaans | English | French | Portuguese | Shona | Swahili | Xhosa | Zulu


What are the DUS criteria?

DUS-Criteria | Afrikaans | English | French | Portuguese | Shona | Swahili | Xhosa | Zulu


Impacts of Seed Laws on farmer managed seed systems

Seed-Laws-FMSS | Afrikaans | English | French | Portuguese | Shona | Swahili | Xhosa | Zulu


Harmonisation of Africa’s seed laws through SADC and COMESA

SADC-COMESA | Afrikaans | English | French | Portuguese | Shona | Swahili | Xhosa | Zulu


Impacts of harmonisation of seed laws on farmer managed seed systems and small scale farmers

Harmonisation-FMSS | Afrikaans | English | French | Portuguese | Shona | Swahili | Xhosa | Zulu


Seed sovereignty for small-scale farmers

Seed-Sovereignty | Afrikaans | English | French | Portuguese | Shona | Swahili | Xhosa | Zulu


FARMER-MANAGED SEED SYSTEMS

English | French | Portuguese | Shona | Swahili

FARMERS’ RIGHTS AND THE SEED TREATY

English | French | Portuguese | Shona Swahili

WHAT IS PLANT VARIETY PROTECTION (PVP) AND PROTECTED VARIETIES?

English | French | Portuguese | Shona | Swahili | Sotho | Zulu

SEEDS FROM THE COMMERCIAL SECTOR

English | French | Portuguese | Shona | Swahili

SEED SOVEREIGNTY FOR FARMERS!

English | French | Portuguese | Shona | Swahili | Sotho | Zulu

WOMEN AS CUSTODIANS OF SEED

English | French | Portuguese | Shona | Swahili | Sotho | Zulu

MONSANTO’S THEFT OF TURKEY’S PURPLE CARROT

English | French | Portuguese | Shona | Swahili

PLANT BREEDERS’ RIGHTS, FARMERS’ RIGHTS AND UPOV 1991

English | French | Portuguese | Shona | Swahili

SUI GENERIS LAWS FOR PVP/PBR PROTECTION

English | French | Portuguese | Shona | Swahili

ARIPO: HARMONISATION OF PLANT VARIETY PROTECTION IN AFRICA

English | French | Portuguese | Shona | Swahili

 

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