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Alexandria, Virginia - US
17 - 20 April

Advocacy for Plant Breeders' Rights worldwide

CIOPORA's Mission


CIOPORA is the International Community of Breeders of Asexually Reproduced Horticultural Plants. 

Our association brings together plant breeders, breeder associations, plant Intellectual Property (IP) experts, and consultants, whose joint efforts are aimed at the development, improvement, and harmonization of Plant Variety Protection (PVP) systems worldwide.

CIOPORA advocates for Plant Breeders' Rights, representing its members' interests before UPOV and the national Plant Variety Protection authorities, educates all participants of the horticultural value chain on various aspects of IP for plant innovations and raises awareness towards the importance of IP for the development of global horticulture.