| Implementing Farmers' Rights
The extent to which Farmers' Rights can be implemented in a
country is not only dependent on the needs and priorities within the country.
Often it is also subject to the obligations that the country has towards
various international and regional agreements. Thus, harmonization of Farmers'
Rights is not only important at the national, but also at the international
Among the most important international agreements are
aside from the International Treaty
itself the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the Agreement on
Trade-related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) of the World
Trade Organization (WTO), the Convention of the Union for the Protection of New
Varieties of Plants (UPOV) and World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
of the United Nations (UN). These international agreements are interlinked and
they interact in various ways with regard to Farmers' Rights.
international agreements and their interaction will be analyzed with regard to
effects for Farmers' Rights, and options for harmonization in this regard will
be presented. Also regional agreements will be addressed. The analysis is based
on the book 'Governing
Agrobiodiversity: Plant Genetics and Developing Countries' by Regine
Andersen (published August 2008).
On the International
Agrobiodiversity: Plant Genetics and Developing Countries
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