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Agriculture and intellectual property rights: economic, institutional and implementation issues in biotechnology.

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This book has arisen from the conference entitled 'The shape of the coming agricultural biotechnology transformation: strategic investment and policy approaches from an economic perspective' convened by the international Consortium on Agricultural Biotechnology Research (ICABR), held in Rome, June 17-19, 1999. Papers are divided between four sections covering: legal systems (5 papers); economic is...


Chapter 8 (Page no: 127)

International crop breeding in a world of proprietary technology.

Background to the changes in the international research environment brought by advances in biotechnology including production of transgenic crops and changes in intellectual property rights is presented. Concerns regarding these changes amongst different participants in crop breeding are outlined. Current uses of proprietary biotechnology as inputs are listed and the implications of modern technology and property rights already manifest in the private agricultural seed breeding and crop protecting industries are discussed. Prospective uses of biotechnology in international crop breeding are considered. The challenges faced by international breeders are outlined and alternative strategies to handle the access problem are proposed.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 11) Patent and other private legal rights for biotechnology inventions (Intellectual Property Rights-IPR). Author(s): Evenson, D. D.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 27) Intellectual property rights of plant varieties and of biotechnology in the European Union. Author(s): Santaniello, V.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 35) Intellectual property rights under the convention on biological diversity. Author(s): Lesser, W.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 53) An economic approach to identifying an 'Effective sui generis System' for plant variety protection under TRIPs. Author(s): Lesser, W.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 77) Recent intellectual property rights controversies and issues at the CGIAR. Author(s): Bragdon, S. H.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 91) Economics of intellectual property rights for agricultural technology. Author(s): Evenson, R. E.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 121) The market value of farmers' rights. Author(s): Mandelsohn, R.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 139) Knowledge management and the economics of agricultural biotechnology. Author(s): Zilberman, D; Yarkin, C; Heiman, A.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 155) Comparing allocation of resources in public and private research. Author(s): LemariƩ, S.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 169) Biotechnology inventions: what can we learn from patents? Author(s): Johnson, D. K. N. Santaniello, V
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 197) Biotechnology inventions: patent data evidence. Author(s): Zohrabyan, A. Evenson, R. E.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 209) Property rights and regulations for transgenic crops in North America. Author(s): Carlson, G. Marra, M.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 223) Intellectual property rights, Canola and public research in Canada. Author(s): Phillips, P. W. B.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California, Berkeley, California, USA.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2000
  • ISBN
  • 0851994571
  • Record Number
  • 20001814222