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Other background literature on the management of plant genetic resources

There is a wealth of literature on the management of plant genetic resources. The following list provides some titles of relevance for farmers' rights, but is not intended to be exhaustive. It seeks to cover different aspects of the management of plant genetic resources from various perspectives and to provide some points of departure for further reading.

de Boef, Walter Simon, Abishkar Subedi, Nivaldo Peroni, Marja Thijssen and Elizabeth O'Keeffe (eds.) (2013):
Community Biodiversity Management: Promoting resilience and the conservation of plant genetic resources
(Abingdon, UK: Routledge)
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Halewood, Michael, Isabel Lopez Noriega and Selim Louafi (eds.) (2012):
Crop Genetic Resources as a Global Commons: Challenges in International Law and Governance
(Abingdon, UK: Routledge)
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Winge, Tone (2012):
A Guide to EU Legislation on the Marketing of Seed and Plant Propagating Material in the Context of Agricultural Biodiversity
FNI Report 11/2012 (Lysaker, Norway: The Fridtjof Nansen Institute)
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Ceccarelli, Salvatore (2012):
Plant breeding with farmers. A technical manual
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Santilli, Juliana (2011):
Agrobiodiversity and the Law. Regulating Genetic Resources, Food Security and Cultural Diversity
(London: Routledge)
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Rosendal, G. Kristin (2006):
The Convention on Biological Diversity: Tensions with the WTO TRIPS Agreement over Access to Genetic Resources and the Sharing of Benefits
In Sebastian Oberthuer and Thomas Gehring: Institutional Interaction: Enhancing Cooperation and Preventing Conflicts Between International And European Environmental Institutions (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press)

Egziabher, Tewolde Berhan Gebre (2005):
Pp. 201-241 in B. Borrow (ed.): The Catch: Perspectives in Benefit Sharing (Edmonds, WA: The Edmonds Institute)

CBD (2003):
Report of the Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group Meeting on the Potential Impacts of Genetic Use Restriction Technologies on Smallholder Farmers, Indigenous and Local Communities and Farmers' Rights
UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/9/INF/6-UNEP/CBD/WG8J/3/INF/2, 29 September 2003

CIP-UPWARD (2003):
Conservation and Sustainable Use of Agricultural Biodiversity: A Sourcebook. 3 vols: (1) Understanding Agricultural Biodiversity; (2) Strengthening Local Management of Agricultural Biodiversity; (3) Ensuring an Enabling Environment for Agricultural Biodiversity
(Los Banos, Philippines: International Potato Center - UPWARD)

Egziabher, Tewolde Berhan Gebre (2003)
The Use of Genetically Modified Crops in Agriculture and Food Production
Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica, Section B, Vol. 53, pp. 9-13

Howard, Patricia (ed.) (2003):
Women & Plants: Gender Relations in Biodiversity Management and Conservation
(London & New York: ZED)

Fernandez, P.G.; A.L. Aquino, L.E.P. de Guzman & M.F.O. Mercado (eds) (2002):
Local Seed Systems for Genetic Conservation and Sustainable Agriculture Sourcebook
(Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines: University of the Philippines Los Baños, College of Agriculture)

Toledo, Alvaro (2002):
Saving the Seed: Europe's Challenge
Seedling, April 2002 (Barcelona: GRAIN)

Almekinders, Conny (2001):
Management of Crop Genetic Diversity at Community Level
(Eschborn: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit, GTZ)

Fowler, Cary (2001):
Protecting Farmer Innovation: The Convention on Biological Diversity and the Question of Origin
Jurimetrics 4, pp. 477-488

Raymond, Ruth & Cary Fowler (2001):
Sharing the Non-monetary Benefits of Agricultural Biodiversity
Issues in Genetic Resources No. 5, September 2001 (Rome: IPGRI)

Rosendal, G. Kristin (2000):
The Convention on Biological Diversity and Developing Countries
(Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic)

Brush, Stephen B. (ed.) (2000):
Genes in the Field: On-Farm Conservation of Crop Diversity
(Rome: International Plant Genetic Resources Institute; Ottawa: International Development Research Centre; Boca Raton, FL: Lewis Publishers)

Crucible II Group (2000):
Seedling Solutions. Vol.1: Policy Options for Genetic Resources: People, Plants, and Patents Revisited
(Rome: IPGRI)

Kate, Kerry Ten, & Sarah A. Laird (1999):
The Commercial Use of Biodiversity: Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit-Sharing
(London: Earthscan)

Brush, Stephen B. (1999):
Bioprospecting the Public Domain
Cultural Anthropology, Vol. 14, No. 4, pp. 535-555

Palacios, Ximena Flores (1999)
Contribution to the Estimation of Countries' Interdependence in the Area of Plant Genetic Resources
CPGR Background Study Paper, No. 7 (Rome: FAO)

Ruiz, Manuel (1999):
Protecting Indigenous Peoples Knowledge: A Policy and Legal Perspective from Peru
Policy and Law Series, No. 3 (Lima: SPDA)

Brush, Stephen B. (1998):
Bio-cooperation and the Benefits of Crop Genetic Resources: The Case of Mexican Maize
World Development, Vol. 26, No.5, pp. 755-766

Smale, Melinda (ed.) (1998):
Farmers, Gene Banks and Crop Breeding. Economic Analyses of Diversity in Wheat, Maize and Rice
(Boston/ Dordrecht/ London: Kluwer Academic)

Mooney, Pat Roy (1997):
The Parts of Life: Agricultural Biodiversity, Indigenous Knowledge, and the Role of the Third System
Development Dialogue, Special Issue. Uppsala: Dag Hammerskjöld Foundation

Fowler, Cary (1994):
Unnatural Selection
Technology, Politics, and Plant Evolution (Yverdon, Switzerland: Gordon and Breach)

Fowler, Cary & Pat R. Mooney (1990):
Shattering. Food, Politics and the Loss of Genetic Diversity
(Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona Press)

Kloppenburg, Jack Ralph (1988):
First the Seed: The Political Economy of Plant Biotechnology 1492-2000
(Cambridge: Cambridge University Press)

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