41 participants started the Plant Breeders' Rights Course this week. For the first time in 26 years, this is not done in a classroom in Wageningen, but at home behind their laptop. And also for the first time through our new online learning platform: the Naktuinbouw Academy.
This year 41 participants started from 18 countries
Because the course is given online this year, the group is larger than ever. This indicates that the demand for a good Plant Breeders' Right system is high in other countries. This year the participants come from the following countries: Algeria, Egypt, Ghana, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Mongolia, Mozambique, Myanmar, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Romania, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.
Plant Breeders' Rights system takes centre stage
The course focuses on the implementation of the Plant Breeders' Rights system, based on the UPOV principles. The participants all work in the field of Plant Breeders' Rights. For eight weeks they share ideas and experiences and network with colleagues from all over the world. They start each week with a joint online kick-off, after which an online masterclass follows depending on the subject.
For the first time in the Naktuinbouw Academy
On 11 February, the fourteen students of the online training about e-CertNL were the first in our new online learning platform: the Naktuinbouw Academy. Since then, the online platform has been part of all our training courses. And now the Plant Breeders' Rights Course has also started in our new online learning platform.