New Plant Variety Protection (PVP) Section
New Plant Variety Protection Law was entered into force on 20thJanuary 2017. New Plant Variety Protection (PVP) unit was started under Department of Agricultural Research (DAR) on 10th May 2016 and it was raised into New Plant Variety Protection (PVP) Section on 22nd March 2017 under DAR. “Intensive Awareness Raising PVP System” Seminar/ Workshop covered by Department of Agricultural Research (DAR), Myanmar, The International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV), United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF), Japan at DAR on 5th December 2016. 150 participants from different departments attended in this Seminar/Workshop. Plant Variety Protection Training covered by Department of Agricultural Research (DAR), Myanmar and Naktuinbouw, Variety Testing Department and Wageningen University, the Netherlands at DAR from 16thJanuary 2017 to 28th January 2017. 33 intermediate level participants from different departments attended in this training. Experiments for development of National Test Guidelines on Rice and Maize.
East Asia Plant Variety Protection (EAPVP) Forum Meeting (2017 September), Plant Variety Protection Trainings(within department), Development of National Test Guidelines for 15 major crops and Awareness Raising on the UPOV System of Plant Variety Protection and PVP Law Seminars/Workshops in 2017-18.