The Plant Variety Protection Law is an important issue that has crucial link to agriculture and food security in Indonesia. For one, it raises the issue of farmers’ rights versus breeders’ rights.
In order for farmers to understand the issue better and to share experiences and views with each other, the Indonesian Peasants Alliance (Aliansi Petani Indonesia or API) will hold the “Farmers’ Dialogue on Plant Variety Protection Regulation and Implications for Food Security” on February 10-11, 2009 in Jakarta, Indonesia.
The dialogue will be co-organized by the Third World Network (TWN) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
Participants to the dialogue will include peasants, community organisers and non-governmental organisations.