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Protecting Farmers' Rights in the Global IPR Regime: Challenges and Options

Andersen, Regine (2007):
Protecting Farmers' Rights in the Global IPR Regime: Challenges and Options
Trade Insights, Vol 3, No 2, pp. 30-32.

Summary

This policy brief gives a short introduction to the concept of Farmers' Rights and its importance for agrobiodiversity, food security and poverty reduction. It then goes on to discuss the possibilities for protecting these rights under the existing global IPR regime. Central options that are discussed pertain to creating a legal space within legislative frameworks for farmers' stewardship and innovations in agriculture, and establishing funding mechanisms at the national and international levels in order to scale up activities supporting them in their vital contribution to the global genetic pool.

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