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Pastoral institutions and approaches to risk management and poverty alleviation in Central Asian countries in transitionSustainable Development Department, FAO SD Dimensions, 1999Outlines new notion (risk management) of poverty alleviation among pastoralist communites in Central Asia. Pastoralists may either harness the beneficial effects of risk and uncertainty (i.e. fluctuations in commodity price of livestock) or attempt to manage the destructive effects of risk and uncertainty (i.e.DocumentGRAIN, 1999The Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV) claim the introduction of plant variety protection (a form of patent law) will contribute to food security, sustainable agriculture, and the protection of the environment and of biodiversity.DocumentGRAIN, 2000The rice blast disease and industry’s approaches to dealing with it provide a clear example of how corporate research and development (R&D) strategies are diverging from the needs and means of farmers, particularly in the poorer countries of South and Southeast Asia.DocumentGRAIN, 2000The International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA) is one of the most focused promoters of gene technologies in Asia. Through the formation and support of key local elites, ISAAA is helping carry out an agenda set by transnational corporations (TNCs), in the name of Asia’s rural poor.DocumentGRAIN, 2001'Golden rice' is a genetically modified rice engineered to contain vitamin A or its precursor, beta-carotene. Monsanto was quick to jump on the humanitarian bandwagon by announcing royalty-free licenses for any of its technologies used to further the development of the rice.DocumentInstitute of Science in Society, UK, 2001This scientific briefing explains why the patenting of life-forms and living processes (as covered under Article 27.3(b) of TRIPs) should be revoked and banned.Concludes that all biotech patents should be rejected on the following grounds:all involve biological processes not under the direct control of the scientist.DocumentGRAIN, 1999This paper summarises GRAIN’s view of what should be done with TRIPS Article 27.3(b) during its 1999 Review.Document
People, plants, and patents: the impact of intellectual property on trade, plant biodiversity, and rural societyInternational Development Research Centre, 1994The purpose of this book is to identify key IPR issues and choices and to describe the broader context within which decisions are being made.DocumentTrade, Investment and Sustainable Development Programme, IISD, 1996Examines the WTO Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) and tries to analyse those areas in which the Agreement will impact, either positively or negatively, on sustainable development in developing countries such as Pakistan.Document
Trade, intellectual property, food and biodiversity: key issues and options for the 1999 review of Article 27.3(b)of the TRIPS AgreementAgricultural Biotechnology Support Project, MSU, 1999This discussion paper reviews the complexities and uncertainties surrounding the impact of the current multilateral Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) regime, on plants and animals, on plant variety protection systems, and on food security and agricultural biodiversity.