Intellectual Property Rights in Agriculture: Legal
Mechanisms to Protect Farmers' Rights in Nepal
|Adhikari, Kamalesh (2008):
Property Rights in Agriculture: Legal Mechanisms to Protect Farmers' Rights in
(Kathmandu: Forum for Protection of Public Interest (PRO PUBLIC)
and South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics & Environment (SAWTEE))
This book deals with equity
aspects of the commercialization of agricultural biodiversity, and the issue of
protecting farmers' rights to plant varieties and related knowledge, in the
light of the global policies to promote the application of biotechnology in
agriculture and the possible implications of intellectual property rights
(IPRs) for farmers in Nepal. It emphasizes the need to protect farmers' rights
in the plant variety protection law that Nepal must implement as part of its
obligation and commitment under the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of
Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) of the World Trade Organization (WTO).
Some important legal measures that Nepal can implement to protect farmers'
rights with regard to IPR-protected plant varieties are suggested. The book
also deals with measures that are crucial for recognizing farmers' rights over
farmer-developed varieties and related knowledge.
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