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Farmers' Rights: Intellectual Property Regimes and the Struggle over Seeds

Borowiak, C. (2004):
Farmers' Rights: Intellectual Property Regimes and the Struggle over Seeds
Politics & Society, Vol. 32, No. 4, pp. 511-543

Summary

This article analyses farmers' rights as a strategy of resistance against the perceived inequities of intellectual property rights regimes for plant genetic resources.

Borowiak finds that farmers' rights are a unique form of rights that may help to transform intellectual property rights systems in ways better suited for registering and encouraging alternative forms of innovations, particularly farmers' innovations. However, thus far it has been difficult to enact farmers' rights. The author concludes that by situating farmers' rights alongside easily enacted commercial breeders' rights, the endeavour risks further legitimizing the inequities it is responding to.
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