The International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture is a pivotal piece of recent legislation, providing a route map for the use of such resources for sustainable agriculture and food security. This book explains clearly the different interests and views at stake between all players in the global food chain. It touches upon many issues such as international food governance and policy, economic aspects of food and seed trade, conservation and sustainable use of food and agricultural biodiversity, hunger alleviation, ecological concerns, consumers' protection, fairness and equity between nations and generations, plant breeding techniques and socio-economic benefits related to food local economies. The book shows that despite the conflicting interests at stake, players managed to come to an agreement on food and agriculture for the sake of food security and hunger alleviation in the world.
Author: Frison, C.; López, F.; Esquinas-Alcázar, J.T.[eds.]
Corporate Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Rome (Italy); Bioversity International, Rome (Italy)
Journal or series: Issues in Agricultural Biodiversity
Pages: 321 p., tables
Publication Year: 2011
Publication Format: PDF