29 Jun '15, 10am

African

African

ARIPO has failed to comply with Article V of the 1976 Lusaka Agreement establishing the ARIPO (Lusaka Agreement), which requires ARIPO to consult with the AU and UNECA. Such failure to consult raises serious questions about the validity of the draft PVP Protocol. The process adopted by ARIPO is flawed in that there has been inadequate consultation with relevant stakeholders, including organisations representing farmers and the general civil society, as required by international law, particularly that outlined in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women and the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture. ARIPO has furnished incorrect information to ARIPO Member States, and that Member States did not give a mandate that the UPOV Council should examine...

Full article: http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2927351/se...

Tweets

LAST CHANCE: Wryst Ultimate Watch Giveaway

ablogtowatch.com 28 Jun '15, 8pm

Fueled by an unshakable love for horology and a general curiosity for intricate things, Ariel Adams founded aBlogtoWatch i...

Bitcoin Company tidbit Raises £122,080 in Seed Funding for Bitcoin Tipping Service

Bitcoin Company tidbit Raises £122,080 in Seed ...

cryptocoinsnews.com 30 Jun '15, 2pm

249 SHARES Twitter Linkedin Facebook tidbit , a London, U.K.-based online tipping and micropayments service that utilizes ...

Shabaab assaults African Union base

longwarjournal.org 26 Jun '15, 9pm

Shabaab, al Qaeda’s official branch in Somalia, has reportedly killed more than 50 Burundian troops stationed at an Africa...