Global Coalition of Open Source Seed Initiatives - GOSSI


Global Coalition of Open Source Seed Initiatives – GOSSI

The Global Coalition of Open Source Seed Initiatives (GOSSI) is an international network that envisions a world in which agricultural seeds are free to be used, saved, shared and bred by anyone. Members are developing or promoting open-source strategies to protect seeds as commons in a global context characterised by increasing intellectual property rights (such as patents and plant breeder rights) and other legal restrictions on seeds (such as certification, registration, etc.). The presenters are members of the GOSSI network and represent a variety of international open source seed and participatory breeding initiatives that share the objective of increasing the diversity of both cultivated seed and breeders.


Mar 09 2023


1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Seed Treaty (ITPGRFA) debriefing from GB9

This public webinar is organised by the Global Coalition of Open-Source Seed Initiatives (GOSSI) as a debriefing from GB9 and in preparation for upcoming events: the Global Symposium on Farmers’ Rights and GB10.

Coordinated by Ms Shalini Bhutani (India) and Mr Riccardo Bocci (Italy), this webinar will present the main points that emerged from the last Governing Body (GB9) meeting in New Delhi, India, Sept. 2022 of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA), mainly focusing on Farmers’ Rights (Art. 9) and Sustainable Use of Plant Genetic Resources (Art. 6), with insights about the status of negotiations. It will take a look at the Global Symposium on Farmers’ Rights to be held in India, September 2023 and it will present the intersessional work in 2023 in preparation of GB10 to be held in Rome in November 2023.

The meeting will take place on  Zoom at 12:00GMT (09:00am Buenos Aires, 08:00 New York, 12:00 UK, 13:00 CET, 15:00 EAT, Delhi 17:30, Philippines 20:00)
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You can read the report of the GB9 online: