At the 2013 November meeting of the Administrative Council and Council of Ministers of ARIPO countries held in Kampala, Uganda, several documents on the proposed legal framework for Plant Variety Protection were distributed.

Also circulated was a Matrix1 containing ARIPO’s responses to a detailed submission by civil society organisations (CSOs) dated 6th November 2013. In these AFSA Comments, we respond to this Matrix, which is evasive, baseless and shows that ARIPO’s assertions that the views and comments of civil society have been taken into account is simply false. Read more.