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Major works and articles on Farmers' Rights – regional and national levels

The works listed here, a collection of major works and articles, deal with Farmers' Rights or related issues on the regional and national levels. To access summaries of the listed works, please click on the links below.

African Centre for Biodiversity (2016):
Farmer Managed Seed Systems in Morogoro and Mvomero, Tanzania: The disregarded wealth of smallholder farmers
ACB Field Work Report , August 2016. (Johannesburg, South Africa: The African Centre for Biodiversity)
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Andersen, Regine (2012):
Plant genetic diversity in agriculture and farmers’ rights in Norway
FNI Report 17/2012. (Lysaker, Norway: The Fridtjof Nansen Institute)
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Andersen, Regine (2011):
Plantemangfold i jordbruket og bønders rettigheter i Norge
FNI Report 11/2011. (Lysaker, Norway: The Fridtjof Nansen Institute)
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Plahe, Jagjit Kaur (2009):
The Implications of India's Amended Patent Regime: sTRIPping away food security and farmers' rights?
Third World Quarterly, Vol. 30, No. 6, 2009, p. 1197-1213
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Ruiz, Manuel (2009):
Agrobiodiversity zones and the register of native crops in Peru: Learning from ourselves.
(La Paz, Peru: Sociedad Peruana de Derecho Ambiental and Bioversity International)
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Andersen, Regine and Tone Winge (2009):
The Plant Treaty and Farmers' Rights: Implementation Issues for South Asia.
(Kathmandu: South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics & Environment (SAWTEE))
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Santilli, Juliana Ferraz Da Rocha (2009):
Agrobiodiversity and Law
PhD thesis. (Curitiba, Brazil: Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Parana)
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Bocci, Riccardo and Tiberio Chiari (eds.) (2009):
The Sustainable Use of Agrobiodiversity in Italy: Report on case studies on article 6 of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
(Florence: Istituto Agronomico per l’Oltremare (IAO))
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De Haan, Stef (2009):
Potato diversity at height: Multiple dimensions of farmer-driven in-situ conservation in the Andes
PhD thesis. (Wageningen: Wageningen University)
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Lewis-Lettington, Robert J. (2008):
Access and Benefit Sharing Laws in South Asia: Enforcement, Implementation and Monitoring Challenges
Research Brief: Farmers' Rights, No. 2, 2008
(Kathmandu, Nepal: SAWTEE)
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Thijssen, M.H., Zewdie Bishaw, Abdurahman Beshir, Walter S. de Boef (Eds.) (2008):
Farmers, seeds and varieties: supporting informal seed supply in Ethiopia
(Wageningen: Wageningen International)
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Scurrah, Maria, Regine Andersen and Tone Winge (2008):
Farmers' Rights in Peru: Farmers' Perspectives/Los Derechos del Agricultor en el Perú: Las perspectivas de los agricultores
FNI Report 16/2008. (Lysaker, Norway: The Fridtjof Nansen Institute)
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Adhikari, Kamalesh (2008):
Intellectual Property Rights in Agriculture: Legal Mechanisms to Protect Farmers' Rights in Nepal
(Kathmandu: Forum for Protection of Public Interest (PRO PUBLIC) and South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics & Environment (SAWTEE))
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Nagarajan, S.; S. P. Yadav & A. K. Singh (2008):
Farmers' variety in the context of Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers' Rights Act, 2001
Current Science, Vol. 94, No. 6, 25 March 2008
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Ramanna, Anitha (2006):
Farmers' Rights in India. A Case Study
FNI Report 6/2006. (Lysaker, Norway: The Fridtjof Nansen Institute)
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Feyissa, Regassa (2006):
Farmers' Rights in Ethiopia. A Case Study
FNI Report 7/2006. (Lysaker, Norway: The Fridtjof Nansen Institute)
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Muller, Manuel Ruiz (2006):
Farmers' Rights in Peru. A Case Study
FNI Report 5/2006. (Lysaker, Norway: The Fridtjof Nansen Institute)
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Ravi, S. Bala (2004):
Manual on Farmers' Rights
(Chennai: M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation)
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Brahmi, P.; S. Saxena & B.S. Dhillon (2004):
The Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers' Rights Act of India
Current Science, Vol. 86, No. 3
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Ramanna, Anitha & Melinda Smale (2004):
Rights and Access to Plant Genetic Resources under India's New Law
Development Policy Review, Vol. 22, No. 4, July 2004
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GREEN Foundation (2004):
Revisiting Farmers' Rights and Intellectual Property Rights - Premises and Promises
Proceedings from a conference organized by the GREEN Foundation in Bangalore, India, 7 May 2004
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Assembe Mvondo, Samuel (2004):
Intellectual Property Rights, Protection of the Genetic Resources and Indigenous Knowledge in Africa: Contrast Between Legal Provisions and Farmers' Interests in OAPI Region
Paper presented at the IAO International Conference on Measures to Protect and Promote Farmers' Rights: From Local to International Experiences, 25-27 October 2004, Florence, Italy
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Wakhungu, Judi W.; Bernard Ogolla & David Wafula (2004):
Whither Farmers' Rights? Reflections on Kenya's Seed and Plant Act
Ecopolicy 13 (Nairobi: African Centre for Technology Studies)
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Cullet, Philippe & Radhika Kolluru (2003):
Plant Variety Protection and Farmers' Rights - Towards a Broader Understanding
Delhi Law Review, Vol. 24, p. 41-59
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Adhikari, Ratnakar & Kamalesh Adhikari (eds) (2003):
Farmers' Rights to Livelihood in the Hindu-Kush Himalayas
(Kathmandu: South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics and Development)
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Kameri-Mbote, Patricia (2003):
Community, Farmers' and Breeders' Rights in Africa: Towards a Legal Framework for Sui Generis Legislation
University of Nairobi Law Journal, 2003
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Sahai, Suman (2003):
India's Plant Variety Protection and Farmers' Rights Act, 2001
Current Science, Vol. 84, No. 3, 10 February 2003

Sahai, Suman (2001):
Plant Variety Protection and Farmers' Rights Law
Economic and Political Weekly, 1 September 2001

Sahai, Suman (2000):
Farmers' Rights and Food Security
Economic and Political Weekly, 11 March 2000

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M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation and FAO (2002):
MSSRF - FAO Expert Consultation. Implementing Farmers' Rights for Conservation and Utilisation of Plant Genetic Resources in the Asia-Pacific Region: From Legislation to Action
Proceedings of a consultation organized by MSSRF and FAO in Chennai, India, 21-23 January 2001
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Gómez, Francisco Martínez, & Robert Torres (2001):
Hegemony, Commodification, and the State: Mexico's Shifting Discourse on Agricultural Germplasm
Agriculture and Human Values 18, pp. 285-294
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Shiva, Vandana (1996):
Agricultural Biodiversity, Intellectual Property Rights and Farmers' Rights
Economic and Political Weekly, 22 June 1996
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Swaminathan, M.S. (ed) (1995):
Farmers' Rights and Plant Genetic Resources. Recognition & Reward: A Dialogue
(Madras: Macmillan India Limited)
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  RESOURCES
  A summary of the literature on Farmers' Rights
  Major works on Farmers' Rights – global level
  Articles and book chapters on Farmers' Rights – global level
  Major works and articles on farmers' rights – regional and national levels
  Other literature of relevance for Farmers' Rights

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