The Nagoya Protocol is in the news and not in a good way. You can read the article here.

Breeders and growers must ensure that they are compliant with the requirements of the Nagoya Protocol. Plant material must be traceable to a permitted point of origin, whether it is to be propagated as is or used in a breeding programme. Failure to exercise due diligence in this regard could result in you not being able to market and promote the plant material concerned or anything bred from it.

Graham has been helping the Royal Horticultural Society with their Nagoya Protocol working group which is developing some advice for gardeners on how the Nagoya Protocol will impact them – it is expected that the advice will be published in the spring. In the meantime, if you would like advice on this matter, please contact us.