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March 20, 2024

UPOV updates explanatory note on essentially derived varieties (EDVs) (Morrison Foerster)

February 8, 2024

Plant breeders' rights in Israel (JMB Davis)

February 6, 2024

UPOV releases explanatory notes further defining protection for essentially derived varieties (Cooley)

January 24, 2024

Landmark memorandum of understanding aigned between the Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO) and the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) to enhance plant variety rights

January 9, 2024

PlantArcBio receives USDA-APHIS approval in the US for planting and breeding soybean modified with its Novel PPO herbicide-tolerant gene

January 2, 2024

Israel - Agricultural biotechnology, annual report

December 13, 2023

Certified e-learning course on Multilateral System of Access and Benefit-sharing of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

November 6, 2023

Breeders welcome the adoption of the new Explanatory Notes on Essentially Derived Varieties by the UPOV Council 

UPOV Council holds its Annual Session

October 19, 2023

United Kingdom - Plant Varieties and Seeds Gazette, Special edition October 2023

August 10, 2023

Adama receives registration for Actaban, its first global bio-fungicide, in Peru

June 30, 2023

Grace Breeding’s NFT bio-fertilizer receives its first European product registration approval in Austria for use in wheat and corn

May 24, 2023

Lavie Bio receives Canadian regulatory approval for its bio-inoculant seed treatment Thrivus, expanding global reach

February 17, 2023

Selection of projects invited to develop full proposals for the Fifth Cycle of the Benefit-sharing Fund of the International Plant Treaty

November 18, 2022

Adama recognized with prestigious Crop Science Award for Araddo - Araddo, an innovative herbicide launched in Brazil, obtains registration in Paraguay

October 12, 2022

Lavie Bio advances its novel bio-fungicide program and applies to the U.S. EPA for regulatory approval - LAV.311 is targeting fruit rots and powdery mildews fungal diseases

September 22, 2022

We will not achieve food security without reaching consensus on Farmers’ Rights and Breeders’ Rights” - Speech by Arthur Santosh Attavar, ISF Vice President, at the Opening Ceremony of the ninth session of the Governing Body of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture 

August 9, 2022

Protection of plant varieties in the United Arab Emirates (Mondaq)

March 8, 2022

Jordan - Agricultural biotechnology, annual report

February 28, 2022

United Arab Emirates - Agricultural biotechnology, annual report

January 11, 2022

PlantArcBio receives USDA/APHIS regulatory exemption in the US for its proprietary HPPD herbicide-tolerant gene for soybean and cotton

December 13, 2021

Isarel - Agricultural biotechnology, annual report

December 1, 2021

International Seed Testing Association - The International Rules for Seed Testing 2022 edition is now available online

November 23, 2021

The global GM regulatory landscape and how gene editing fits in it (Part 1)

July 7, 2021

UPOV (International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants) announces dates for session two of its 2021 Distance Learning Courses

June 2, 2021

Origene is granted U.S. patent covering Powdery Mildew-resistant watermelon plant (Fresh Plaza)

May 24, 2021

International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture releases inventory on farmers' rights - Unique collection of best practices from around the world

May 12, 2021

The regulatory landscape for genome-edited plants is rapidly changing, experts say

May 10, 2021

TomaTech cracks the code for ToBRFV-resistant tomatoes, files patents for ToBRFV-resistant DNA markers for tomato varieties

April 26, 2021

Three ways in which protecting intellectual property can inspire innovation



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