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Title Crop Genetic Resources as a Global Commons : Challenges in International Law and Governance.
Imprint Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2012.


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Description 1 online resource (411 pages).
Series Issues in Agricultural Biodiversity
Issues in agricultural biodiversity.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
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Subject International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (2001 November 3)
International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (2001 November 3)
Germplasm resources, Plant -- Law and legislation.
Crops -- Germplasm resources.
Plant diversity conservation -- Law and legislation.
Contents Front Cover; Crop Genetic Resources as a Global Commons; Copyright Page; Contents; List of tables; List of figures; List of contributors; Acknowledgements; 1. The global crop commons and access and benefit-sharing laws: examining the limits of international policy support for the collective pooling and management of plant genetic resources: Michael Halewood, Isabel López Noriega and Selim Louafi; Part I: Setting the scene: Countries' Interdependence on plant genetic resources for food and agriculture and the imperative of International Cooperation.
2. Demonstrating Interdependence on plant genetic resources for food and agriculture: Marleni Ramirez, Rodomiro Ortiz, Suketoshi Taba, Leocadio Sebastián, Eduardo Peralta, David E. Williams, Andreas W. Ebert and Anne Vézina3. Flows of crop germplasm resources into and out of China: Fuyou Wang; 4. Crop and forage genetic resources: Crop and forage genetic resources: international interdependence in the face of climate change: Julian Ramirez-Villegas, Andy Jarvis, Sam Fujisaka, Jean Hanson and Christoph Leibing.
6. A brief history of the negotiations on the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture: José Esquinas-Alcázar, Angela Hilmi and Isabel López Noriega7. The design and mechanics of the multilateral system of access and benefit sharing: Daniele Manzella; 8. Protecting the interests of the multilateral system under the Standard Material Transfer Agreement: the third party beneficiary: Gerald Moore.
9. Plant genetic resources under the management and control of the contracting parties and in the public domain: how rich is the ITPGRFA's multilateral system?: Carlos M. Correa10. Efforts to get the multilateral system up and running: a review of activities coordinated by the Treaty's Secretariat: Selim Louafi and Shakeel Bhatti; Part III: Critical reflections; 11. Assessment of progress to make the multilateral system functional: incentives and challenges at the country level: Isabel López Noriega, Peterson Wambugu and Alejandro Mejías.
Summary Farmers have engaged in collective systems of conservation and innovation - improving crops and sharing their reproductive materials - since the earliest plant domestications. Relatively open flows of plant germplasm attended the early spread of agriculture; they continued in the wake of (and were driven by) imperialism, colonization, emigration, trade, development assistance and climate change. As crops have moved around the world, and agricultural innovation and production systems have expanded, so too has the scope and coverage of pools of shared plant genetic resources that support thos.
Other Author Noriega, Isabel Lopez.
Louafi, Selim.
Other Title Print version: 9781844078936