Sui generis protection for plant varieties and traditional agricultural knowledge…India (C. Antons)

Author Christoph Antons Keywords Agriculture; Environment; Biodiversity; Biotechnology; Farmers; India; Intellectual property; Patents; Plant varieties; Traditional knowledge Abstract Explores the sui generis protection of intellectual property, particularly patents, in biotechnology and traditional agricultural knowledge under Indian law. Focuses on the impact of amendments to the Patents Act 1970 and of the Plant Variety Protection and […]

Review of Environmental, Economic and Policy Aspects of Biofuels (D. Rajagopal and D. Zilberman)

Author(s) Deepak Rajagopal and David Zilberman Keywords Energy Production and Transportation, Environmental Economics & Policies, Renewable Energy, Transport Economics Policy & Planning, Energy and Environment Abstract The world is witnessing a sudden growth in production of biofuels, especially those suited for replacing oil like ethanol and biodiesel. This paper synthesizes what the environmental, economic, and […]

Seed Systems and Farmers’ Seed Choices (P.M. Stromber, U. Pascual and M.R. Bellon)

Author(s) Per M. Stromberg (United Nations University ); Unai Pascual (United Nations University); Mauricio R. Bellon (United Nations University) Keywords Agrobiodiversity, collective action, ethnicity, Peru Abstract This paper analyzes how local seed system institutions support seed diversity, itself a requirement for agrobiodiversity maintained on-farm. The paper focuses on maize seed diversity in the central Peruvian […]