International Conference on Intellectual Property and Development: IP and Innovation for Sustainable Agriculture

This Conference will bring together speakers from IGOs, NGOs, governments, academia and the private sector to exchange about the importance of innovation for sustainable agriculture and discuss how IP tools can support it. It will look at the role of innovation and IP in different stages of the agricultural value chain – from land preparation and agricultural inputs, cultivation and harvesting, to storing, distribution and consumption.

The event is being organized in the context of WIPO’s Development Agenda and WIPO’s Committee on Development and Intellectual Property (CDIP). It is part of a series of Conferences held biennially in the framework of the CDIP.

The Conference is open to all, either at WIPO’s Headquarters in Geneva or via an online platform.

To attend onsite at WIPO headquarters in Geneva, please register:

Member States representatives and Observers attending CDIP/30 do not need to register separately to attend the Conference.

WIPO Photographer

WIPO photographer will be present during the event to take photographs of participants. Photographs may be made available on WIPO’s Flickr presence, WIPO’s website, social media presences, and other related digital presences (such as Wikipedia) under a relevant Creative Commons license. Participants can let the photographer know that they do not wish to be photographed, either during the event or in advance by writing to