The international treaty on plant genetic
resources for food and agriculture: an innovative tool for the management of
|Dinh, Thi Thuy Van (2010):
treaty on plant genetic resources for food and agriculture: an innovative tool
for the management of the agri-phytodiversity
Université de Limoges).
This thesis investigates
the scope and application of the Plant Treaty through a detailed study of its
concepts and mechanisms and the relationship between the Plant Treaty and other
international texts (the CBD, UPOV, TRIPS). It analyses the effectiveness of
legal means of implementation of the Treaty at regional, sub-regional and
national levels. The establishment of this Multilateral System is seen as a new
and innovative tool of the management of natural resources. This theses argues
that it is an application of the concept of "common heritage of mankind"
because it ensures that the genetic resources held under the sovereignty of
individual States are available to others. The concept of farmers' rights in
the treaty is seen as complementary to existing Breeders' Rights, recognizing
the active role of farmers in the conservation of PGRFA. The identification of
mechanisms for the successful implementation of these two facets, several of
which are explored within the thesis, is according to the author essential to
the success of the Treaty.
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