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Biological diversity
Land and Agriculture

Definition(s)

Breeder's rights refer to the intellectual property rights of persons (i.e. breeders/farmers) who breed, discover and develop new varieties of plants (provided that the variety is new, distinct, uniform and stable - Art. 5, UPOV Convention, 1991). Codifying intellectual property for plant breeders aims to encourage the development of new varieties of plants for the benefit of society (Source: UPOV)

Hierarchy

Related terms:
farmer's privilege
farmer's right
small scale farmer's right

In other languages

French
droit d’obtenteur
Russian
право селекционера
Spanish
derecho de los seleccionadores de plantas
Chinese, Simplified
育种者权利
Arabic
حقوق المتخصصين في الأنسال (أو الاستيلاد)

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Multilateral environment agreements tagged with breeders' right

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Convention on Migratory Species
International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification