ITPGR: farmers’ rights or a fool’s bargain?

Traduction anglaise de « TIRPAA : DROITS DES PAYSANS OU MARCHE DE DUPES »

Guy Kastler, 25 septembre 2009

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Traduction anglaise du texte de Guy Kastler « TIRPAA : DROITS DES PAYSANS OU MARCHE DE DUPES »

The Governing Body of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGR) held its third session on 1–5 June 2009 in Tunis. Many fine words and declarations of intent were addressed to farmers, while the seed companies consolidated both their unfettered access to all the farmers’ seeds on the planet and their monopoly over seed markets. Notwithstanding the sometimes lively clashes between countries of the South and those of the North, does this “seed treaty” offer any new opportunities to farmers?

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