Seed Policy, Legislation and Law: Widening a Narrow Focus

1st Edition

Neils P Louwaars

CRC Press
Published August 12, 2002
Reference - 260 Pages
ISBN 9781560220930 - CAT# HW13878

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Summary

Learn what it takes to create and implement a truly successful seed policy!

This unique book brings together international experts on seed policy and law. While other books approach the subject from the perspective of seed industry development and privatization, Seed Policy, Legislation, and Law makes clear that a successful national seed policy must be based on a thorough analysis of connected issues such as biodiversity and rural development. In addition to giving you an essential overview of seed regulatory reform, this book will also bring you up to date on recent developments in the field, such as intellectual property and the biosafety of GMOs.

Seed Policy, Legislation, and Law examines:
  • quality control issues in developing countries
  • case studies from Turkey, Uganda, and Bangladesh
  • property rights for plant varieties
  • the regulation of genetically modified seeds in emerging economies
  • agro-biodiversity as it relates to seed policy
  • why a farmer seed system is essential in a national seed sector
  • the impact of the transition from central seed sector planning to a free market
  • how international seed associations can impact policy development
  • new technological developments like GURTs and appropriate policy responses

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