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Bioprospecting and IPRs

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Solving the long-lasting dispute through an international regime on access and benefit sharing under the Convention on Biological Diversity
R. Andersen; M.W. Tvedt; O.K. Fauchald / Fridtjof Nansen Institute, 2010
Negotiating access and benefit sharing (ABS) under the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) with a view to mutual supportiveness with other international agreements is a challenging task. This report highlights many key interfaces...
How can developing countries uphold farmers' rights in the context of IPRs?
R. Andersen / South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics & Environment, 2007
In developing countries, the vast majority of farmers still act as stewards and innovators of genetic diversity and farmers' rights are about enabling this to continue and rewarding them for their contribution to the global genetic po...
The role of farmers' rights in protecting agricultural plant diversity
R. Andersen / Fridtjof Nansen Institute, 2006
In 2004, the members of the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) adopted the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, which includes an article on Farmers’ Rights (FR). This paper looks at ...
Implementing multilateral agreements on genetic resources
G.K. Rosendal / Fridtjof Nansen Institute, 2006
A large number of stakeholders are involved in the use of and the international transactions with genetic resources. This article explores whether and how the implementation of multilateral agreements on the use of genetic resources h...
India case an important milestone, but better articulation of Farmers Rights still required
A. Ramanna / Fridtjof Nansen Institute, 2006
India is among the first countries in the world to have passed Farmers’ Rights and plant variety protection legislation. This study analyses the achievements, barriers and limitations of India’s approach so far. A key findin...
Are farmers reaping the benefits of agricultural diversity in Ethiopia?
R. Feyissa / Fridtjof Nansen Institute, 2006
Recent years have seen the integration of farmers' rights into the wider issue of plant genetic resources conservation. The 2001 International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA) legally binds the dome...
Protecting knowledge on genetic resources and traditional biodiversity knowledge: the role of the TRIPs and the CBD
World Conservation Union, 2005
The misappropriation of genetic resources and traditional knowledge continues to elicit serious misgivings among the biodiversity community and indigenous peoples. High-profile cases – such as the neem tree, basmati rice and maca...
What is the status of farmers' rights in relation to plant genetic resources?
R. Andersen / Fridtjof Nansen Institute, 2005
This background study presents the findings of an international stakeholder survey on farmers’ rights. The survey aims to facilitate a common understanding and develop an empirical basis for proposals to the Governing Body of the...
Summary of issues around intellectual property rights and biological resources
C. L. Diaz / Wuppertal Institute, 2005
This paper aims to provide a comprehensive background and overview of key issues, debates and positions related to the international regulation and application of intellectual property rights over biological resources. This includes b...
Who owns what?: fundamental constructs on Antarctic bioprospecting needed
D. Lohan; S. Johnston / Institute of Advanced Studies. United Nations University,, 2005
This report reviews bioprospecting activities in Antarctica to determine the nature and scope of existing Antarctic bioprospecting activities before considering similar activities in other regions. Relevant legal provisions of the Ant...
Items 1 to 10 of 67

Items 1 to 10 of 67

Solving the long-lasting dispute through an international regime on access and benefit sharing under the Convention on Biological Diversity
R. Andersen; M.W. Tvedt; O.K. Fauchald / Fridtjof Nansen Institute, 2010
Negotiating access and benefit sharing (ABS) under the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) with a view to mutual supportiveness with other international agreements is a challenging task. This report highlights many key interfaces...
How can developing countries uphold farmers' rights in the context of IPRs?
R. Andersen / South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics & Environment, 2007
In developing countries, the vast majority of farmers still act as stewards and innovators of genetic diversity and farmers' rights are about enabling this to continue and rewarding them for their contribution to the global genetic po...
The role of farmers' rights in protecting agricultural plant diversity
R. Andersen / Fridtjof Nansen Institute, 2006
In 2004, the members of the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) adopted the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, which includes an article on Farmers’ Rights (FR). This paper looks at ...
Implementing multilateral agreements on genetic resources
G.K. Rosendal / Fridtjof Nansen Institute, 2006
A large number of stakeholders are involved in the use of and the international transactions with genetic resources. This article explores whether and how the implementation of multilateral agreements on the use of genetic resources h...
India case an important milestone, but better articulation of Farmers Rights still required
A. Ramanna / Fridtjof Nansen Institute, 2006
India is among the first countries in the world to have passed Farmers’ Rights and plant variety protection legislation. This study analyses the achievements, barriers and limitations of India’s approach so far. A key findin...
Are farmers reaping the benefits of agricultural diversity in Ethiopia?
R. Feyissa / Fridtjof Nansen Institute, 2006
Recent years have seen the integration of farmers' rights into the wider issue of plant genetic resources conservation. The 2001 International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA) legally binds the dome...
Protecting knowledge on genetic resources and traditional biodiversity knowledge: the role of the TRIPs and the CBD
World Conservation Union, 2005
The misappropriation of genetic resources and traditional knowledge continues to elicit serious misgivings among the biodiversity community and indigenous peoples. High-profile cases – such as the neem tree, basmati rice and maca...
What is the status of farmers' rights in relation to plant genetic resources?
R. Andersen / Fridtjof Nansen Institute, 2005
This background study presents the findings of an international stakeholder survey on farmers’ rights. The survey aims to facilitate a common understanding and develop an empirical basis for proposals to the Governing Body of the...
Summary of issues around intellectual property rights and biological resources
C. L. Diaz / Wuppertal Institute, 2005
This paper aims to provide a comprehensive background and overview of key issues, debates and positions related to the international regulation and application of intellectual property rights over biological resources. This includes b...
Who owns what?: fundamental constructs on Antarctic bioprospecting needed
D. Lohan; S. Johnston / Institute of Advanced Studies. United Nations University,, 2005
This report reviews bioprospecting activities in Antarctica to determine the nature and scope of existing Antarctic bioprospecting activities before considering similar activities in other regions. Relevant legal provisions of the Ant...
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