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Crop Genetic Resources as a Global Commons: Challenges in International Law and Governance

This new book addresses how the collective pooling and management of shared plant genetic resources for food and agriculture can be supported through laws regulating access to genetic resources and the sharing of benefits arising from their use. 

Many of the chapters in this book focus on the architecture and functioning of the multilateral system of access and benefit-sharing under the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture. The book also analyzes tensions that are threatening to undermine the potential of access and benefit-sharing laws to support the collective pooling of plant genetic resources, and identifies opportunities to address those tensions in ways that could increase the scope, utility and sustainability of the global crop commons.

 

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Crop Genetic Resources as a Global Commons: Challenges in International Law and Governance edited by Michael Halewood, Isabel Lopez Noriega and Selim Louafi, 

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