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Farmers' Crop Varieties and Farmers' Rights

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Aims to clarify issues by examining biological and social complexities involved in answering the questions, 'What is a farmers' variety?' and 'How can you tell them apart?'. This book examines various solutions based on revised or new definitions of farmers' varieties that reflect the biological and cultural realities in which they are produced.


Michael Halewood is a Senior Scientist and Head of the Policy Research and Support Unit at Bioversity International, Rome, Italy. His research focuses on the impact of policies on the use and conservation of agricultural biological diversity. He is also a qualified barrister and solicitor, and coordinates representation of the International Agricultural Research Centres (IARCs) and of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) in international genetic resources policy-making fora.


1. Introduction Part I 2. Biology of Crop Species and How that Affects Considerations of Identifying Farmers' Varieties 3. How Farmers, Their Varieties, and National Policies Interact in Real Life: Observations from Nepal, Vietnam and Syria 4. Historical Policy Context: Evolving International Cooperation on Crop Genetic Resources 5. Farmers' Rights Part II 6. Variety Registration (as Precondition for Commercialization) Comments on Chapter 6 7. Sui Generis IPR Protections for Farmers' Varieties Comments on Chapter 7. 8: Defensive Publication Comments on Chapter 8. Part III 9. Cross Cutting Analysis Concerning Institutional Capacities 10. Conclusion: Critical Overall Assessment and Ways Forward Appendices Appendix 1: Commentary on the Indian Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers' Rights Act, 2002 Appendix 2: Commentary on the Malaysian Protection of New Varieties Act, 2004 Appendix 3: Commentary on the Egyptian Law on Intellectual Property Rights, Book 4, 2002 Appendix 4: Commentary on the Zambian Plant Variety and Seeds Act Appendix 5: Commentary on the Nepalese Seed Law Appendix 6: Commentary on the Vietnamese Regulation on Production Management of Farm Households' Plant Varieties, 2008 Appendix 7: Commentary on the Peruvian Registry of Native Crop Varieties Under Law No. 28477 Appendix 8: Commentary on the Brazilian Seed Law Appendix 9: American System of Variety Registration as a Precondition for Commercialization Appendix 10: Commentary on Italian Variety Registry Laws Appendix 11: Commentary on Thai Plant Variety Protection Law Appendix 12: Commentary on Chinese Plant Variety Structure F

Informations sur le produit

Titre: Farmers' Crop Varieties and Farmers' Rights
Sous-titre: Challenges in Taxonomy and Law
Code EAN: 9781844078905
ISBN: 978-1-84407-890-5
Format: Livre Relié
Editeur: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Genre: Droit public
nombre de pages: 406
Poids: 754g
Taille: H166mm x B241mm x T27mm
Année: 2016