Plant Variety Protection (PVP) Workshop - Session 2 27 June 2022 / 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm (GMT+7)

Department of Agriculture (DoA), Thailand, Thai Seed Trade Association (THASTA) and Asia and Pacific Seed Association (APSA) cordially invite all APSA Members, stakeholders from Thai seed industry, plant breeders, researchers and academics to the second session of Plant Variety Protection (PVP) workshop on Monday the 27th of June, 2022. The objective of this workshop is to improve the understanding of PVP and plant breeders’ rights under the UPOV Convention and the status of the PVP Act under the Thai legal system.

The workshop will be organized virtually. The participants are welcome to join online via the zoom webinar platform. The session will be in Thai language with simultaneous interpretation to English.

Post Event Video


1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Zoom webinar starts for signing in

2:00 pm – 2:10 pm

Welcome Remarks by Dr. Kanokwan (May) Chodchoey, APSA Executive Director
Opening Remarks by Dr. Boonyanath Nathwong, THASTA President

2:10 pm - 2:25 pm 

Plant Variety Protection Act under the Thai legal system by DoA, Thailand (10 mins)
Q&A Discussion (5 mins.)

2:25 pm – 2.50 pm

Summary of UPOV 1991 Act by UPOV Secretariat (15 mins.)

  • Article 15 Exceptions to breeder’s rights
  • Optional exception : Farm saved seeds

Q&A Discussion (10 mins.)

2:50 pm - 4:10 pm

Experience of UPOV Member Countries : Learning from Best Practices (10 mins. presentation + 10 mins. Q&A per country)

4:10 pm - 5:10 pm

Round Table Discussion (60 mins.)

5:10 pm - 5:30 pm

Summary of the Session and Closing Remarks

  • Dr. Kanokwan (May) Chodchoey, APSA Executive Director
  • Dr. Boonyanath Nathwong, THASTA President