Intellectual Property Rights and Food Security

May 2009
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  • Published
    8th May 2009
  • ISBN 9781845935603
  • Language English
  • Pages 280 pp.
  • Size 6.875" x 9.75"

Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) play an important role in the struggle for food security and encouraging agricultural research and development. This book examines these roles as well as the international relationship between IPRs, agricultural biotechnology, access to biological resources, food security and globalization, paying particular attention to proposals for the protection of Farmers' Rights, traditional knowledge, GM crops and the impact of competition laws. It proposes a number of recommendations for action in deploying IPRs in order to reach greater food security globally.

"The book is a very good reference material for those dealing with IPR in agricultural biotechnology."

- Journal of Intellectual Property Rights

1. Intellectual Property and Food Security - Policy Issues
2. Intellectual Property and Agriculture
3. International Intellectual Property Landscape
4. Plant Variety Protection and Food Security
5. Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
6. Traditional Agricultural Knowledge and Farmers Rights
7.I ntellectual Property Aspects of GMOs and Food Security
8. Geographical Indications and Food Security
9. Competition Aspects
10. Intellectual Property and Agricultural Research
11. Recommendations

Michael Blakeney

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