Gauchan, D. (2016). Farmers’ rights in South Asia’s IPR regime. Trade Insight 12(4), 32-36.

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After a short introduction to the history and content of farmers’ rights, the article delves into the implementation of intellectual property rights (IPR) in South Asia and explains how they are connected to farmers’ rights. It ends with a note on the need to maintain awareness when enforcing IPR policies to ensure that farmers are not discouraged from sharing genetic resources and traditional knowledge in biodiversity conservation.