Plant Genetic Resources and Food Security: Stakeholder Perspectives on the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
Christine Frison, Francisco López, José Esquinas Alcázar (eds)
Routledge, FAO, Bioversity International (July 2011) | ISBN 978-1-84971-206-4

The International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGR) is a pivotal piece of international law, providing a route map for the use of such resources for sustainable agriculture and food security. This book explains the different interests and views at stake between all players in the global food chain. It touches upon many issues such as international food governance and policy, economic aspects of food and seed trade, conservation and sustainable use of food and agricultural biodiversity, hunger alleviation, ecological concerns, consumers’ protection, fairness and equity between nations and generations, plant breeding techniques and socio-economic benefits related to food local economies. It includes sections on perspectives on the Treaty by regions in the world, perspectives by stakeholders in the world food chain, and expert views on future challenges in implementing the Treaty. Purchase the book from Routledge …

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