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Will make collecting seeds for replanting a crime ?

Oct 09, 2017

The Department of Agriculture (DOA) appears to be using this mourning period to quietly amend Thailand’s Plant Variety Protection (PVP) Act 1999 to align with the UPOV Convention of 1991.

Warning to Thai government: Stop meddling with the Plant Protection laws

Apr 11, 2016

This was the warning given by a former Minister of Public Health who knows all about food and medicine monopolies, as well as leading academics with expertise in the fields of intellectual property rights laws, plant breeding, and biology, when they learned of the Department of Agriculture’s prop

Impacts of the Thai-EU Free Trade Agreement on plant varieties, biodiversity and food security

Feb 22, 2015

If Thailand accepts the intellectual property law in the course of the negotiations for the Free Trade Agreement of EU-Thai, Thailand would have to amend its 1999 Plant Varieties Protection Act to make Thai law consistent with the 1991 UPOV Convention.  This will have several impacts on farmers,

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