Farm-Saved Seed Seminar, 4 March 2020 in Tartu, Estonia
The Community Plant Variety Office together with the Ministry of Rural Affairs of Estonia and the Estonian Agricultural Board are pleased to invite you to the seminar on Farm-Saved Seed.
The seminar will take place in Tartu, Estonia on 4 March 2020.
The main objective of the seminar is to enhance the understanding of farmers regarding the Farm-Saved Seed (FSS) system in Estonia and surrounding countries where breeders face challenges in collecting royalties on FSS from protected varieties. The seminar will focus on the situation in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Sweden and Finland.
In addition to these national experiences, representatives from Euroseeds and Copa-Cogeca have also been invited to give presentations. Farmers, producers, variety representatives, variety owners, lawyers and officials are all invited to the seminar.
We look forward to welcoming you to Estonia.
The seminar is free of charge.
Agenda and practical information
|9:00–9:10||Opening address. Toomas Kevvai, the Ministry of Rural Affairs of Estonia|
|9:10–9:20||Welcome by CPVO. Martin Ekvad, CPVO|
|9:20–9:25||Introduction by the moderator. Jens Weibull, the Swedish Board of Agriculture|
|9:25–10:00||"Plant industry in Estonia/Baltic States". Margus Ameerikas, Baltic Agro AS|
|10:00–10:20||"Introduction to the EU PVP system". Martin Ekvad, CPVO|
|10:20–10:40||"The EU system of Farm Saved Seed". Garcia-Monco Fuente, CPVO|
|10:40–11:00||"Benefit of a PVP system".Dirk Theobald, CPVO|
|11:00–11:10||Questions & Answers|
|11:30–12:05||"EE PVP System and Variety listing". Laima Puur, The Agricultural Board of Estonia|
|12:05–12:40||"FSS in the EU and challenges in enforcing PVRs". Szonja Csörgo, Euroseeds|
|12:40–13:05||"Challenges for Royalty collection in Estonia". Karen Rätsep, Estonian Seed Association|
|14:15–14:20||Introduction to the afternoon session. Simo Sepp, the Ministry of Rural Affairs of Estonia|
|14:20–14:45||"How are royalties collected for FSS in Lithuania?" Vytautas Ruzgas, The Lithuanian Seed Association|
|14:45–15:10||"How are royalties collected for FSS in Finland?" Tarja Hietaranta, Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira|
|15:10–15:35||"How are royalties collected for FSS in Sweden?" Jens Weibull, The Swedish Board of Agriculture|
|16:00–16:25||"Views of Estonian farmers organisation". Roomet Sõrmus, Estonian Chamber of Agriculture and Commerce|
|16:25–16:50||"Farmer’s experience". Andres Oopkaup, Estonian Farmers Cooperative KEVILI|
|16:50–17:15||"Views of European farmers organisation". Thor Kofoed, Copa-Cogeca|
|17:15–17:25||Conclusive remarks and Closing. Simo Sepp, the Ministry of Rural Affairs of Estonia|
|17:30–...||Cocktail offered by the CPVO|
Good to know
Getting to Estonia
Getting to Tartu
Estonian Agricultural Board
Community Plant Variety Office