Fury was unleashed in Paraguayan agriculture with a project that aims to end the use of seeds itself

Published Jun 19, 2024

Tridge summary

Paraguay's agroindustrial sector is facing an unexpected conflict due to a proposed reform of the country's seed legislation, which seeks to end the 'own use' practice of seeds by farmers. This proposal comes after Paraguay joined the OECD seed certification scheme, enabling international certification of soybean and wheat seeds. The draft law has sparked strong opposition from agricultural organizations, who claim it criminalizes farmers' rights to use seeds from their own fields, leading to calls for boycotts and concerns about the impact on the coarse harvest marketing.
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An unexpected conflict broke out in the Paraguayan agroindustrial chain due to the progress of an initiative that aims to completely reformulate the legislation on intellectual property in seeds. Paraguay recently achieved accession to the seed certification scheme of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), after having approved all the requirements established by the international organization. The director of Seeds of Paraguay, Santiago Benítez, highlighted the importance of the achievement for the country and pointed out that the acceptance will allow the production of soybean and wheat seeds under an international certification framework. "Having achieved the adhesion of our country to the OECD seed scheme will allow Paraguayan production of these items to have an expanded market in demanding countries that operate with international certification," Benítez highlighted in a statement. However, along with that news, a draft project appeared, promoted ...
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