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Plant breeding, variety release and seed commercialisation: laws and policies applied to the organic sector

Chable, Veronique; Louwaars, Niels; Hubbard, Kristina; Baker, Brian and Bocci, Riccardo (2012) Plant breeding, variety release and seed commercialisation: laws and policies applied to the organic sector. In: Organic Crop Breeding. Wiley-Blackwell.

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The developments of plant breeding and the emergence of seed laws in Europe and in USA Variety registration: origin, history and procedures (DUS and VCU) Seed quality control and certification: Rules for truth-in-labelling in USA; Operation of seed quality control and certification Special needs for Organic Agriculture: VCU testing in organic context; DUS testing in organic context; Organic seed market and the current rules; Evolution of seed standards in Europe. A recent development in Europe: conservation varieties: EU-rules on ‘Conservation Varieties’; Quality control, production and marketing Intellectual Property Rights and plant breeding: historical origin, Breeder’s Rights from Europe to the USA, Plant breeders rights and organic agriculture Discussion : EU and US comparison; Organic farming, seed policy and agricultural biodiversity

EPrint Type:Book chapter
Keywords:certification EU-Rule on “Conservation Varietie” (en), balancing policy objective (en), quality control (en), variety registration VCU testing (en), plant breeding (en), seed commercialization law (en), policies (en), in organic sector (en), seed laws cultivars (en), government protection DUS norms (en)
Subjects:"Organics" in general
Research affiliation: France > INRAe - Institut national de recherche pour l’agriculture, l’alimentation et l’environnement
Project ID:HAL-INRAe
Deposited By: PENVERN, Servane
ID Code:41617
Deposited On:12 Aug 2021 10:37
Last Modified:12 Aug 2021 10:37
Document Language:English

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