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25 Recommendations for a Greener European Agricultural Policy

In the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), which will take effect after 2022, the European Commission wants Member States to determine how they want...

How the BSPB is Coping with Extreme Weather, Losing Neonics, COVID-19 and Brexit

Before her appointment as chief executive, Samantha (Sam) Brooke was Vice-Chair of the British Society of Plant Breeders (BSPB), having served on the BSPB...

Assessing the Efficacy of the EU Farm to Fork Strategy

European Union politicians call it a “protein transition” strategy—the continent’s sustainable farming blueprint embodied in the Green Deal, the heart of the Farm to...

EU Parliamentarian Norbert Lins Speaks About the Farm to Fork Strategy

The European Green Deal sets out how to make Europe the first climate-neutral continent by 2050, and has several policy areas such as Clean...

Daren Tang Assumes Functions as WIPO Director General

Daren Tang, a national of Singapore, officially assumed his functions as Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization on October 1, 2020, starting...

PGRO to Modernize 2020 Variety Data for Peas and Beans

The Processors and Growers Research Organisation (PGRO) will launch its first ever Descriptive List for pea and bean varieties next month. The new format...

Seeds from Eight Genebanks Safeguarded in October Deposit to the Seed Vault

Despite the pandemic, NordGen staff still regularly go to Svalbard to deposit seeds from the world’s genebanks in order to safeguard the crop diversity...

Understand Essentially Derived Variety Concept in 90 Seconds

CIOPORA has released a short explanatory video on the Essentially Derived Variety (EDV) concept. With the 90-second video, CIOPORA, who is co-leading the...

A Balanced Framework of IP Protection for Plant Related Innovations

Resolving the question whether plants exclusively obtained by essentially biological processes can be patented. By Szonja Csörgő and Dominic Muyldermans On 14 May 2020, the Enlarged...

Nadorcott Case Should Prompt UPOV to Improve PVR System

The European Court of Justice decision in Nadorcott case C-176/18 exposes loopholes in the provisional protection and the protection of harvested material under the...