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Plant Breeders’ Rights for food security and economic development

24 maart 2025
31 maart 2025
7 april 2025
14 april 2025
28 april 2025
12 mei 2025
19 mei 2025
2 juni 2025
13:00 - 14:00
13:00 - 14:30
13:00 - 14:30
13:00 - 14:30
13:00 - 14:30
13:00 - 14:30
13:00 - 14:30
09:00 - 17:00
20 beschikbare plaatsen
€ 6695,-

The blended program is spread over a period of 2.5 months. It starts with various e-learning modules, which are supplemented with online meetings. The program concludes with a 5-day meeting in the Netherlands.

The program covers various critical topics such as the significance and advantages of a (harmonized) PBR system, the legal framework established by the UPOV Convention, administrative procedures, the background and practical aspects of DUS-testing, the use of molecular techniques in PVP and the enforcement of rights. To enhance your learning experience, the e-learning modules include videos featuring individuals from various countries who share their personal reflections and insights on their experiences with PVP systems.

The blended training program consists of 7 e-learning modules, supplemented with six trainer-led live sessions (online). Prior to this there will be an online technical and introduction session. In these sessions we elaborate on the e-learning modules and start preparations for the on-site training in the Netherlands. The on-site program offers a diverse and inspirational week filled with excursions, case studies, and role-playing activities. All participants have the chance to forge connections with colleagues and companies from around the world. You also be treated to a delightful boat ride, giving you the chance to experience the enchanting lowlands from the water.

Target group

This course is designed for legal, administrative, policy, or executive professionals who work in the plant variety protection system, regardless if they work in the public or private sector.


Those who register will have the opportunity to participate in the UPOV Distance Learning Courses titled 'Introduction to the UPOV System of Plant Variety Protection under the UPOV Convention' (DL-205) and 'Administration of Plant Breeders' Rights' (DL-305) free of charge.

This course is a UPOV-endorsed training. After finishing this course, you will be granted 20 credits for the UPOV PVP Certificate program.

Date and location

Online sessions: 24, 31 March, 7, 14, 28 April, 12 and 19 May 2025
On-site program: 2 - 6 June 2025

The onsite program will take place at Naktuinbouw in Roelofarendsveen, the Netherlands. 


The program consists of the following online modules:

- Plant Breeders’ Rights:  Importance and Benefits
- Legal framework, UPOV Convention
- Administrative Aspects, PVP systems
- Technical DUS Examination 
- Enforcement of the Rights, exemptions for non-commercial use and FSS
- European PBR, Seed Systems, Genetic Resources Policies

Every module offers a comprehensive learning experience through a variety of resources, including reading materials, interactive assignments, presentations, and videos from experts all around the world. To progress through the program, you must pass an online test at the end of each module before moving on to the next one.

All content is in English. After completing the course, participants will receive a certificate.

Join us in this program to gain expertise in the plant breeders' rights system and contribute effectively to the field of plant variety protection.


The training fee is € 6,695,-
This includes e-learning, online sessions, onsite sessions, hotel (6 nights), meals, transfers and all excursions mentioned in the program. Not included: visa and travel expenses to the Netherlands and back.


Team Training courses: +31 (0)71 332 62 70 / trainingcourses@naktuinbouw.nl