Farmers get training in bio-diversity

Chennai FARMERS and panchayat representatives from Namakkal on Wednesday underwent a training programme at the M S Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) on the Biological Diversity Act and Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmer's Rights Act 2001. The programme was aimed at educating farmers and community leaders about the two Central Government legislations. The BD Act deals with the bio-diversity and associated traditional knowledge owned by the communities while the PPVFR Act seeks to grant Intellectual Property Right (IPR) on plant varieties.

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