Food Security, Biological Diversity and Intellectual Property Rights - Intellectual Property, Theory, Culture (Hardback)Muriel Lightbourne (author)
Hardback 328 Pages / Published: 28/10/2009
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This volume advances the claim that the FAO International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA) adopted in 2001 is the only existing international agreement with the potential to promote food security, conservation of biodiversity and equity. However, for germplasm-rich countries, national interests come into conflict with the global interest. This work shows that the pursuit of national interests is counterproductive when it comes to maintaining genetic resources, food-security and rent-seeking and that optimally, the coverage of the FAO Treaty should be widened to apply to all crops.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 328
Weight: 746 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 19 mm
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