President Droupadi Murmu to inaugurate first Global Symposium on Farmers’ Rights in New Delhi
President Droupadi Murmu will inaugurate the first Global Symposium on Farmers’ Rights’ in New Delhi today. Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Ministry said eminent scientists, farmers, and resource persons from 59 countries across the globe will participate in the programme.
They will deliberate upon the pivotal issues related to Farmers’ Rights as enshrined in Article 9 of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture.
India has been the first country in the world to include Farmers’ Rights in the context of Plant Variety Registration through its Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights Act, 2001.
Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Narendra Singh Tomar will also participate the event.