Crop Genetic Resources as a Global Commons: Challenges in International Law and Governance
Michael Halewood, Isabel Lopez Noriega, Selim Louafi (eds)
Routledge, November 2012 | ISBN: 978-1-84407-893-6

The book addresses how the collective pooling and management of shared plant genetic resources for food and agriculture can be supported through laws regulating access to genetic resources and the sharing of benefits arising from their use. It provides an analysis of recent developments under the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture and its multilateral system. It analyzes tensions that are threatening to undermine the potential of access and benefit-sharing laws to support the collective pooling of plant genetic resources, and identifies opportunities to address those tensions in ways that could increase the scope, utility and sustainability of the global crop commons. Further information …