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Articles, reports and book chapters on Farmers' Rights – global level

Here you will find listed a collection of articles, book chapters, issue papers and reports dealing with Farmers' Rights on the global level. To access summaries of the listed works, please click on the links below.


Frison, Emile & Hodgkin, Toby (2016)
The Future of Food: Seeds of Resilience, A Compendium of Perspectives on Agricultural Biodiversity from Around the World
Global Alliance for the Future of Food, 2016
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Clancy, Evelyn (2016):
Supporting community seedbanks to realize farmers’ rights
Policy Paper, Bioversity International, 2016
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Clancy, Evelyn & Vernooy, Ronnie (2016):
Realizing farmers’ rights through community-based agricultural biodiversity management
Policy Paper, Bioversity International, 2016
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Ling, Chee Yoke et al. (2016):
Farmers' Rights to Participate in Decision-making - Implementing Article 9.2(c) of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
Working paper, APBREBES, 2016
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Peschard, Karine (2016):
Seed Wars and Farmers' Rights: comparative perspectives from Brazil and India
Journal of Peasant Studies, Routledge, 6/2016
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Andersen, Regine & Winge, Tone (2012):
Farmers’ Rights Project: Furthering agrobiodiversity as a means of poverty alleviation’
New Routes 3/2012
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Pistorius, Robin, Eng Siang Lim, Huib Ghijsen and Bert Visser (2009):
Results of an Online conference on ‘Options for Farmers’ Rights’
IT/GB-3/09/Inf. 6 Add.2
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Andersen, Regine (2010):
An issue of survival
D+C, No. 03 2010, Volume 51, March 2010
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Kneen, Brewster (2009):
Farmers’ rights and plant breeders’ rights
Pp. 66-75 in Brewster Kneen: The Tyranny of Rights (Ottawa, Canada: The Ram's Horn)
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United Nations (2009):
The right to food. Seed policies and the right to food: enhancing agrobiodiversity and encouraging innovation
(New York: The United Nations)
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Bioversity and the Christensen Fund (2009):
Descriptors for farmer's knowledge of plants
(Rome, Italy and Palo Alto, Calfornia, USA: Bioversity International and the Christensen Fund)
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Andersen, Regine (2009):
Information paper on Farmers’ Rights submitted by the Fridtjof Nansen Institute, Norway, based on the Farmers’ Rights Project
Input paper submitted to the Secretariat of the Plant Treaty 19 May 2009
(IT/GB-3/09/Inf. 6 Add. 3)
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Siang, Lim Eng (2008):
Implementing the ITPGRFA: Developing-country concerns
SAWTEE Policy Brief, No. 16, 2008
(Kathmandu, Nepal: SAWTEE)
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Bertacchini, E. E. (2008):
Coase, Pigou and the Potato: Whither Farmers' Rights?
Ecological Economics, available online 17 March 2008
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Andersen, Regine (2007):
Protecting Farmers' Rights in the Global IPR Regime: Challenges and Options
Trade Insights, Vol 3, No 2, pp. 30-32.
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Salazaar, Rene; Bert Visser & Niels Louwaars (2007):
Protecting Farmers' New Varieties: New Approaches to Rights on Collective Innovations in Plant Genetic Resources
World Development, Vol 35 No 9, pp. 1515-1528
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Andersen, Regine (2006):
Realising Farmers' Rights under the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, Summary of Findings from the Farmers' Rights Project (Phase 1)
FNI Report 11/2006 (Lysaker, Norway: The Fridtjof Nansen Institute)
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Andersen, Regine (2006):
Farmers' Rights and agrobiodiversity
GTZ Issue Paper series; People, Food and Biodiversity (Eschborn: GTZ)
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Esquinas-Alcázar, José (2005):
Protecting crop genetic diversity for food security: political, ethical and technical challenges
Nature, December 2005, Volume 6
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Louwaars, Niels P. (2005)
Farmers' Rights and Seed Programmes
Seed Info – Official Newsletter of the WANA Seed Network, 28, pp. 2-3
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Moore, Gerald & Witold Tymowski (2005):
Explanatory Guide to the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
IUCN Environmental Policy and Law Paper No. 57 (Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK: IUCN)

Available at: www.iucn.org/themes/law/pdfdocuments/EPLP57EN.pdf

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Borowiak, C. (2004):
Farmers' Rights: Intellectual Property Regimes and the Struggle over Seeds
Politics & Society, Vol. 32, No. 4, pp. 511-543
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Brush, Stephen B. (2004):
Rights over Genetic Resources and the Demise of the Biological Commons
Pp. 219-255 in Stephen B. Brush: Farmers' Bounty. Locating Crop Diversity in the Contemporary World (New Haven, CT and London: Yale University Press)
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Srinivasan, C.S. (2003):
Exploring the Feasibility of Farmers' Rights
Development Policy Review, Vol. 21, No. 4, pp. 419-447
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Rani, M. Geetha (2000):
Community Gene Banks Sustain Food Security and Farmers' Rights
Biotechnology and Development Monitor, No. 41, pp. 19-22
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Esquinas-Alcázar, Jose (1998):
Farmers' Rights
Pp. 207-217 in R. Evenson, D. Gollin & V. Santaniello (eds) (1998): Agricultural Values of Plant Genetic Resources (Wallingford: FAO/CEIS/CABI Publishing)
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Wright, B. D. (1998):
Intellectual and Farmers' Rights
Pp. 219-232 in R. Evenson, D. Gollin & V. Santaniello (eds) (1998): Agricultural Values of Plant Genetic Resources (Wallingford: FAO/CEIS/CABI Publishing)
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Gollin, D, (1998)
Valuing Farmers' Rights
Pp. 233-245 in R. Evenson, D. Gollin & V. Santaniello (eds) (1998): Agricultural Values of Plant Genetic Resources (Wallingford: FAO/CEIS/CABI Publishing)
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Swaminathan, M. S. (1998):
Farmers' Rights and Plant Genetic Resources
Biotechnology and Development Monitor, No. 36, September/December 1998, pp. 6-9
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Butler, Bees & Robin Pistorius, Robin (1996):
How Farmers' Rights Can Be Used to Adapt Plant Breeders' Rights
Biotechnology and Development Monitor, No. 28, September 1996, pp. 7-11
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Brush, Stephen (1992):
Farmers' Rights and Genetic Conservation in Traditional Farming Systems
World Development, Vol. 20, No. 11, pp. 1617-1630
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