Plant Variety Rights (PVR) protection supports access to quality seed of proven high-performing plant varieties through a dedicated process of investment, innovation and independent evaluation.


This site provides an introduction to the value of Plant Variety Rights in protecting, stimulating and rewarding progress in plant breeding.


The development of higher-yielding, more disease and pest resilient crops with improved environmental adaptability, performance and nutrition is the contribution from plant breeders to meeting the global challenges of food security, climate change and sustainable development. The supply of PVR-protected varieties to the market as certified or standard seed is an official endorsement and assurance of quality on which buyers of seed and their customers can depend.

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