Farmers’ rights in South Asia’s IPR regime

Crop varieties and animal breeds were selected, domesticated and nurtured by small farmers. Over generations, farmers have developed traditional knowledge, skills and practices to grow and use local varieties, or their wild relatives, to meet various house- hold, social, economic and cultural needs. They do so by retaining seeds, recycling them for the next planting seasons and exchanging them with their neighbours. It is estimated that 70- 90 per cent of the seeds required in developing countries, including in South Asia, are met through this type of informal seed system.

Authors:
Gauchan, D.
Journal/Series:
Trade Insight, Vol. 12(4)
Pages:
35 p.
Publication Year:
2016
Publication Format:
PDF
Language:
EN
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