Plant Variety Protection for Rice in Developing Countries: Impacts on Research and Development

Plant Variety Protection for Rice in Developing Countries: Impacts on Research and Development

W. Padolina

Close consultation with our national agricultural research system (NARS) partners is one of the pillars in the development of the intellectual property program of IRRI. Much of what they do with the NARS partners involves the exchange of germplasm materials. Thus, at this time when all members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) are expected to have some mechanism for protection of plant varieties either through patents or sui generis systems, it is important that IRRI is able to monitor developments, especially in major rice-producing countries. This workshop was organized to scan, even at this early stage, developments in establishing plant variety protection (PVP) regimes in the CORRA (Council for Pertnership on Rice Rsearch in Asia) member countries. 

This set of papers presented in the workshop represents a wide spectrum of topics related to PVP written by experts in the field of intellectual property and plant variety protection. It will be a useful exercise to refer to this volume after a decade has passed and review what changes have taken place.

Specifications

  • Publisher: International Rice Research Institute
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1607-7776
  • ISBN: 971-22-0132-5
  • Pages: 233

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