Agrobiodiversity and the Law: Regulating Genetic Resources, Food Security and Cultural Diversity
Juliana Santilli, Earthscan (September 2011) | ISBN 9781849713726

This book analyzes the impact of the legal system on agricultural biodiversity, the diversity of agricultural species, varieties and ecosystems. Using an interdisciplinary approach, it takes up the emerging concept of agrobiodiversity and its relationship with food security, nutrition, health, environmental sustainability and climate change. It assesses the impacts on agrobiodiversity of key legal instruments, including UPOV, the CBD and ITPGR, and reviews options for implementation at the national level; discusses the interfaces between the free software movement, the ‘commons’ movement and seeds; and analyzes the role of protected areas and the possibility of using geographical indications to enhance the value of agrobiodiversity products and processes. Further information …