The Future Control of Food: A Guide to International Negotiations and Rules on Intellectual Property, Biodiversity and Food Security

The Future Control of Food: A Guide to International Negotiations and Rules on Intellectual Property, Biodiversity and Food Security

by Geoff Tansey
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1844074293

ISBN-13: 9781844074297

Pub. Date: 02/28/2008

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This book is the first wide-ranging guide to the key issues of intellectual property and ownership, genetics, biodiversity and food security. Proceeding from an introduction and overview of the issues, comprehensive chapters cover negotiations and instruments in the World Trade Organization, Convention on Biological Diversity, UN Food and Agriculture Organization,

Overview

This book is the first wide-ranging guide to the key issues of intellectual property and ownership, genetics, biodiversity and food security. Proceeding from an introduction and overview of the issues, comprehensive chapters cover negotiations and instruments in the World Trade Organization, Convention on Biological Diversity, UN Food and Agriculture Organization, World Intellectual Property Organization, the International Union for the
Protection of New Varieties of Plants and various other international bodies. The final part discusses the responses of civil society groups to the changing global rules, how these changes affect the direction of research and development, the nature of global negotiation processes and various alternative futures. Published with IDRC and QIAP.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781844074297
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/28/2008
Edition description:
1
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.75(w) x 9.37(h) x 0.89(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures, tables and boxes ix

Preface xi

Notes on contributors xiv

Acknowledgements xvii

Acronyms and abbreviations xix

Part I A Changing Food System

1 Food, Farming and Global Rules Geoff Tansey 3

Part II The Key Global Negotiations and Agreements

2 Turning Plant Varieties into Intellectual Property: The UPOV Convention Graham Dutfield 27

3 Bringing Minimum Global Intellectual Property Standards into Agriculture: The Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) Pedro Roffe 48

4 Promoting and Extending the Reach of Intellectual Property: The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Maria Julia Oliva 69

5 Safeguarding Biodiversity: The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Susan Bragdon Kathryn Garforth John E. Haapala Jr 82

6 Giving Priority to the Commons: The International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA) Michael Halewood Kent Nnadozie 115

7 The Negotiations Web: Complex Connections Tasmin Rajotte 141

Part III Responses, Observations and Prospects

8 Responding to Change Heike Baumüet;ller Geoff Tansey 171

9 Postcards from International Negotiations Peter Drabos Geoff Tansey 197

10 Global Rules, Local Needs Geoff Tansey 212

Notes 221

References 225

Appendix 1 List of organizations 239

Appendix 2 23 international treaties administered by WIPO 247

Appendix 3 A short history of the Annex I list 249

Glossary 253

Index 257

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