19thDecember 2015, Izatnagar
Krishi Vigyan Kendra of ICAR-Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar organized an awareness and training programme for farmers on “Protection of Plant Varieties & Farmers Rights” sponsored by PPV&FRA here today.
Dr. A.K. Garg, Joint Director, Extension Education, ICAR-IVRI, in his inaugural address informed the farmers about the benefits of breeder’s rights by getting their varieties registered to get exclusive rights to produce, sale, market, distribute, import or export the seeds of a protected variety.
Dr. Ravi Prakash, Registrar, PPV&FRA, New Delhi briefed the farmers about the various rights advocated under ACT-2001 in development, registration, protection and conservation of the plant varieties. He also explained the procedure to be followed for filing the application for registration of a plant variety.
programme was also attended by the faculty of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel University of Agriculture and Technology, Modipuram, officials from ATMA, state departments of agriculture and horticulture etc.
A total of 348 farmers from 45 villages under 15 Community Development Block of Bareilly district registered and participated in the programme.
(Source: ICAR-Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar )