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Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture: Legal and Institutional Frame and New Perspectives


  • Irene Superina


This document begins by describing and analysing the international institutional framework, within which both the Convention on Biological Diversity (Cbd), the Trip’s about international protection of intellectual property and the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (Itpgrfa) had been originated. The regimes on access and benefit sharing applying to Pgrfa’s (plant genetic resources for food and agriculture) are looked into in detail. Then, the new proposal under finalization within Cbd (Cbd Abs) is analized, which could become effective very soon. Finally, a particular focus is put on the research sector on Pgrfa’s and how it has been treated and regulated. In connection to this, Itpgrfa 2001 is compared with the forthcoming new Cbd Abs regime, that could open new scenarios and new perspectives for this sector.

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  • Irene Superina, 2009. "Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture: Legal and Institutional Frame and New Perspectives," AGRICOLTURA ISTITUZIONI MERCATI, FrancoAngeli Editore, vol. 2009(3), pages 41-76.
  • Handle: RePEc:fan:aimaim:v:html10.3280/aim2009-003003

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