Francesco Mattina, president of the CPVO, will participate to a televised roundtable debate in the context of the programme: “Semence Mag“.

The programme is organized by SEMAE, a French inter-professional association that brings together all the actors in the seed sector. SEMAE will create a  #VillageSemences television set, a true media platform for the agricultural world which will broadcast programmes from the "Salon International de l’Agriculture" 2023 throughout the entire duration of the expo. The "Salon International de l’Agriculture" is the most important agricultural show in France and one of the largest agricultural trade fairs in the world. The show will be held at Parc des Expositions de Porte de Versailles from February 25 to March 5 2023.

The theme of the televised roundtable will be: "The conditions of seed sovereignty / Who owns the living? There are several systems in the world: the patent and the plant variety certificate (UPOV). What are the advantages and disadvantages of each system". The debate will be moderated by Pascal Berthelot, journalist on Europe 1, and will see the presence of the French seed producing company Florimond Desprez.

The roundtable debate will take place on February 28, 14:55, and it will be broadcasted on the YouTube channel: #VillageSemence