President Droupadi Murmu inaugurated the first Global Symposium on Farmers’ Rights in New Delhi on 12 September 2023. The event hosted eminent scientists, farmers, and resource persons from 59 countries worldwide.
- The symposium focused on discussing critical issues related to Farmers’ Rights, which are outlined in Article 9 of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture.
- India holds the distinction of being the first country globally to have incorporated Farmers’ Rights within the framework of Plant Variety Registration, accomplished through the Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights Act of 2001.
- Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Narendra Singh Tomar also participated in the event.
Q.: Which country was the first in the world to incorporate Farmers’ Rights within the context of Plant Variety Registration?
a) United States
Ans : c) India