Rethinking IPRs on agro-biotechnological innovations in the context of food security

Author/s Gabriella Vindigni, Giuseppe La Terra
Publishing Year 2017 Issue 2016/2 Language English
Pages 0 P. File size 142 KB
DOI 10.3280/RISS2016-002007
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This paper engages in the debate on how agro-biotechnological innovations can influence food security. IPRs are considerate an important incentive for research initiatives based on genetic resources and they encourage investments in agricultural innovations. However, concerns have risen about the current system of IPR in plant improvement over its impact on food security. IPRs may affect the accessibility and availability of a large number of agricultural products, undermining food security.

Keywords: Food security, agro-biotechnology, access to food, Intellectual Property Rights, Plant Breeder Rights, farmers’ exemption.

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Gabriella Vindigni, Giuseppe La Terra, Rethinking IPRs on agro-biotechnological innovations in the context of food security in "RIVISTA DI STUDI SULLA SOSTENIBILITA'" 2/2016, pp , DOI: 10.3280/RISS2016-002007