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Regine Andersen

Regine AndersenPosition at FNI: Senior Research Fellow (on leave)

Academic background
   Dr. Polit., University of Oslo, Department of Political Science, 2007.
   Diplom Politologin (equivalent to Cand. polit.), Free University of Berlin, 1991 (political science) .

Professional experience
   Research, project development and management, presentations and other dissemination activities, facilitation of meetings and international consultations processes, and consultancies (advice, evaluations and training seminars), Fridtjof Nansen Institute (since 1995).
   Member of the Norwegian Genetic Resources Committee for Plants (2011-).
   Member of the Norwegian delegation to all sessions of the Governing Body of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (2004-).
   Member of Advisory Committee to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Results in the Development Policy, and of its working committee (2001-03).
   Staff representative in the Board of the Fridtjof Nansen Institute (1999-03).
   Course co-ordinator, NORAD Training Centre, Oslo (1993-94).
   Executive Officer, Carl Duisberg Gesellschaft, Unit for Environment and Resource Management, Berlin (1992-93).
   Research assistant, Free University of Berlin, Department of the Politics of China, East and Southeast Asia (1987-90).
   Field study experiences: Philippines, India, Nepal, Uganda and Tanzania.

Main research interests
   The implementation of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture.
   The understanding and implementation of Farmers' Rights as addressed in the International Treaty.
   Plant variety release and seed marketing regulations in the EU and Norway.
   The effects of multilateral environmental and economic agreements on the management of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture in developing countries.
   The role of civil society actors in the implementation of multilateral agreements pertaining to plant genetic resources for food and agriculture in developing countries.
   The implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity, with focus on access to genetic resources and the equitable sharing of benefits from their use.
   Planning and evaluation method in development co-operation (facilitation of seminars and workshops).


Major publications

Andersen, Regine and Tone Winge (eds), Realising Farmers' Rights to Crop Genetic Resources: Success Stories and Best Practices. Abingdon (UK), Routledge, 2013, 232 p.

Andersen, Regine, 'Crop Genetic Diversity and Farmers’ Rights'. In Andersen, Regine and Tone Winge (eds), Realising Farmers' Rights to Crop Genetic Resources: Success Stories and Best Practices. Abingdon (UK), Routledge, 2013, pp. 3-11.

Andersen, Regine and Tone Winge, 'What Constitutes a Success Story in the Context of Farmers’ Rights?'. In Andersen, Regine and Tone Winge (eds), Realising Farmers' Rights to Crop Genetic Resources: Success Stories and Best Practices. Abingdon (UK), Routledge, 2013, pp. 12-20.

Andersen, Regine, 'Norway’s Path to Ensuring Farmers’ Rights in the European Context'. In Andersen, Regine and Tone Winge (eds), Realising Farmers' Rights to Crop Genetic Resources: Success Stories and Best Practices. Abingdon (UK), Routledge, 2013, pp. 23-39.

Andersen, Regine, Teresita H. Borromeo and Nestor C. Altoveros, 'A Community Registry in the Philippines'. In Andersen, Regine and Tone Winge (eds), Realising Farmers' Rights to Crop Genetic Resources: Success Stories and Best Practices. Abingdon (UK), Routledge, 2013, pp. 80-93.

Andersen, Regine and Tone Winge, 'Future Prospects for the Realisation of Farmers’ Rights'. In Andersen, Regine and Tone Winge (eds), Realising Farmers' Rights to Crop Genetic Resources: Success Stories and Best Practices. Abingdon (UK), Routledge, 2013, pp. 197-204.

Andersen, Regine, 'Farmers’ Rights in Times of Change: Illusion or Reality?'. In W.S. de Boef, A. Subedi, N. Peroni, M. Thijssen and E. O'Keeffe (eds), Community Biodiversity Management: Promoting Resilience and the Conservation of Plant Genetic Resources. New York/London, Routledge, 2013, pp. 306-313.

Andersen, Regine and Tone Winge, The Access and Benefit Sharing Agreement on Teff Genetic Resources: Facts and Lessons. FNI Report 6/2012. Lysaker, FNI, 2012, 159 p.

Andersen, Regine, 'The Plant Treaty - Crop Genetic Diversity and Food Security'. In Steinar Andresen, Elin Lerum Boasson and Geir Hønneland (eds), International Environmental Agreements: An Introduction. London/New York, Routledge, 2012, pp. 134-150.

Andersen, Regine, Plant Genetic Diversity in Agriculture and Farmers’ Rights in Norway. FNI Report 17/2012. Lysaker, FNI, 2012, 119 p. (Norsk original kan lastes ned her)

Andersen, Regine, Plantemangfold i jordbruket og bønders rettigheter i Norge ('Plant Genetic Diversity and Farmers’ Rights in Norway'). FNI Report 11/2011. Lysaker, FNI, 2011, 116 p. In Norwegian.

Andersen, Regine and Tone Winge, with contributions from Bell Batta Torheim, Global Consultations on Farmers’ Rights in 2010. FNI Report 1/2011. Lysaker, FNI, 2011, 131 p.

Andersen, Regine, Morten Walløe Tvedt, Ole Kristian Fauchald, Tone Winge, Kristin Rosendal and Peter Johan Schei, International Agreements and Processes Affecting an International Regime on Access and Benefit Sharing under the Convention on Biological Diversity: Implications for its Scope and Possibilities of a Sectoral Approach. FNI Report 3/2010. Lysaker, FNI, 2010, 47 p.

Andersen, Regine, Norwegian Plant Variety Protection and Seed Laws: Lessons for South Asian Countries, Trade Insight, Vol 5, No 1, 2009, pp. 12-14.

Andersen, Regine, Information Paper on Farmers' Rights Submitted by the Fridtjof Nansen Institute, Norway, based on the Farmers' Rights Project. Information Papers for the Third Session of the Governing Body of the ITPGRFA. IT/GB-3/09/Inf. 6, Add. 3. Rome/Tunis, The Secretariat of the ITPGRFA, 2009, 31 p.

Andersen, Regine and Tone Winge, The Plant Treaty and Farmers' Rights: Implementation Issues for South Asia. SAWTEE Discussion Paper. Kathmandu (Nepal), South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics & Environment (SAWTEE), 2009, 48 p.

Scurrah, Maria, Regine Andersen and Tone Winge, The Farmers' Rights Project – Background Study 8: Farmers' Rights in Peru: Farmers' Perspectives. FNI Report 16/2008. Lysaker, FNI, 2008, 57 p. (Spanish version is here)

Andersen, Regine and Tone Winge, The Farmers' Rights Project – Background Study 7: Success Stories from the Realization of Farmers' Rights Related to Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture. FNI Report 4/2008. Lysaker, FNI, 2008, 72 p.

Andersen, Regine, 'Plantetraktaten: Sortsmangfold og matsikkerhet' ('The Plant Treaty: Crop Genetic Diversity and Food Security'). In Andresen, Steinar, Elin Lerum Boasson and Geir Hønneland (eds): Internasjonal miljøpolitikk ('International Environmental Politics'). Bergen, Fagbokforlaget, 2008, pp. 150-166. In Norwegian.

Andersen, Regine, Governing Agrobiodiversity: Plant Genetics and Developing Countries. Aldershot, Ashgate, 2008, 420 p.

Andersen, Regine, Governing Agrobiodiversity: The Emerging Tragedy of the Anti-Commons in the South. Paper for the 47th Annual Convention of the International Studies Association, San Diego, USA, March 22–25, 2006.

Andersen, Regine, Explaining Compliance with Intellectual Property Commitments: The Case of Agrobiodiversity. Paper for the 47th Annual Convention of the International Studies Association, San Diego, USA, March 22–25, 2006.

Andersen, Regine, The Farmers' Rights Project - Background Study 1: The History of Farmers' Rights: A Guide to Central Documents and Literature. FNI report 8/2005. Lysaker, FNI, 2005, 50 p.

Andersen, Regine, The Farmers' Rights Project - Background Study 2: Results from an International Stakeholder Survey on Farmers' Rights. FNI report 9/2005. Lysaker, FNI, 2005, 117 p.

Andersen, Regine, 'FAO and the Management of Plant Genetic Resources'. In Stokke and Thommessen, Yearbook of International Co-operation on Environment and Development 2003/2004. London, Earthscan, 2003, pp. 43-53.

Andersen, Regine, 'The Time Dimension in International Regime Interplay'. Global Environmental Politics, Vol 2, No 3, 2002, pp. 98-117.

Andersen, Regine, 'How multilateral development assistance triggered the conflict in Rwanda'. Third World Quarterly, Vol 21, No 3, 2000, pp. 441-456.

Andersen, Regine, Nina Gornitzka, Colin Murphy and Kristin Sverdrup, Norwegian Research Support to Developing Countries: The Case of Tanzania. Oslo, NORAD, 1999.

Tostensen, Arne, Regine Andersen and Inger Nordal, Norwegian Research Support to Developing Countries. The Cases of Uganda and Zimbabwe. Oslo, The Research Council of Norway, 1998.

Recent commentary articles

Andersen, Regine and Tone Winge, 'Farmers’ Rights and Sustainable Development', Earthscan from Routledge Blog, 24.06.2013.

Andersen, Regine and Tone Winge, 'International Agreements and Management of Plant Genetic Resources', Trade Insight, Vol 8, No 2, 2012, pp. 33-34.

Andersen, Regine, 'En røverhistorie om genressurser: Slik mistet Etiopia rettighetene til sitt tradisjonelle korn' ('Genetic Resources: The Story of How Ethiopia Lost the Rights to its Traditional Teff'), Gen-i-alt, 20.06.2012. In Norwegian.

Andersen, Regine, 'Redningsaksjon for matplantene' ('Rescue Operation for Agricultural Plants'), Nationen, 11 November 2009. In Norwegian.

Andersen, Regine, 'Frøbytte er forbudt i Norge' ('Exchange of Seeds is Illegal in Norway'), Grobladet, No 69, May 2007. In Norwegian.
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 Contact details
    (+47) 67111900
   regine (+@oikos.no)


 Related focal points of research

   Biodiversity and genetic resources


 Important past projects

The Farmers’ Rights Project: Implementing Farmers' Rights under the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

Farmers' Rights Related to Agrobiodiversity as a Means of Poverty Alleviation: Strategies of Civil Society Organisations

The Access and Benefit Sharing Research Project

Governing Agrobiodiversity – Inter-Regime Conflicts on Plant Genetics and Developing Countries

Options for Preventive Action: Multilateral Development Organisations' Impact on the Conflicts in Mali and Rwanda

Sustainable Electricity Strategies in Developing Countries

Various evaluation projects


 Recent relevant FNI News

New Book Shows How Farmers' Rights to Crop Genetic Resources Can Be Realized (25.09.2013)

How Ethiopia Lost Control of Its Teff Genetic Resources (12.11.2012)

Latest FNI Research on Biodiversity Presented at CBD COP 11 in Hyderabad (11.10.2012)

FNI Researchers Publish Comprehensive Analysis of International Environmental Agreements (05.12.2011)

Rapport om plantemangfold i jordbruket og bønders rettigheter i Norge (18.11.2011) In Norwegian.


 Recent media coverage

'Protecting Ethiopia’s bio-diversity resources', The Ethiopian Herald, 12.11.2014.

'Ny bok om bønders rettigheter' ('New Book on Farmers' Rights'), Oikos News, 02.09.2013. In Norwegian.

'How the TPLF ruling junta gave away Ethiopia’s genetic rights to teff', Ethiopian Review, 28.11.2012.

'Plan for å øke bønders rettigheter til genressurser' ('Plan to Increase Farmers' Rights to Genetic Resources'), Skog og Landskap, 08.05.2012. In Norwegian.

'Bønders rettigheter til genressurser' ('Farmers' Rights to Genetic Resources'), News release, Norwegian Ministry of Agriculture and Food, 08.05.2012. In Norwegian.

'Ønsker å øke bønders rettigheter til genressurser' ('Norway Wants to Increase Farmers' Rights to Genetic Resources'), Norsk Landbruk, 08.05.2012. In Norwegian.

'Bonderettighetene som forsvant' ('The Farmers' Rights that Disappeared'), Bondebladet, 02.02.2012. In Norwegian.



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