Plant Variety Protection in Developing Countries

A Tool for Desigining a Sui Generis Plant Variety Protection System: an Alternative to UPOV 1991

This working paper is a tool to assist developing countries to design a plant variety protection system that is suitable for the seed and agricultural systems that prevail in their countries and promotes achievement of the objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing (Nagoya Protocol) and the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agricultures (ITPGRFA). This tool could also support civil society and farmer organizations engaged in seed policy work and advocating for an appropriate sui generis system.