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Biotechnology in Agriculture and Aquaculture – Effects of Intellectual Property Rights in the Food Production Chain

The aim of this project is to investigate how intellectual property rights (IPR) and counterbalancing legal systems interact and apply to modern biotechnology in the food sector. The main topics to be investigated are:
   The state of IPRs applied to and available for biotechnology in the following four sectors: Farm animals, forests, fish and plants.
   Interaction between evolving institutions, law and policies relevant to IPRs at international, regional (European) and national (Norwegian) levels.
   IPRs in respect to other legal and political systems, such as access and benefit sharing (ABS) under the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and regulations and policies under the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).


Project leader: Kristin Rosendal


Project period: 2012-2015


Publications

Rosendal, G. Kristin 'Convention on Biological Diversity' In J.-F. Morin and A. Orsini (eds), Essential Concepts of Global Environmental Governance. London, Routledge, 2015, pp. 13-15.

Rosendal, G. Kristin, 'Global Biodiversity Governance: Genetic Resources, Species, and Ecosystems'. In R.S. Axelrod and S.D. VanDeveer (eds), The Global Environment. Institutions, Law, and Policy. Los Angeles, Sage, 2014, pp. 283-304.

Oberthür, Sebastian and G. Kristin Rosendal (eds), Global Governance of Genetic Resources: Access and Benefit Sharing after the Nagoya Protocol. London/New York, Routledge, 2014, 268 p.

Oberthür, Sebastian and G. Kristin Rosendal, 'Global Governance of Genetic Resources: Background and Analytical Framework'. In Oberthür, S. and G.K. Rosendal (eds), Global Governance of Genetic Resources: Access and Benefit Sharing after the Nagoya Protocol. London/New York, Routledge, 2014, pp. 1-17.

Tvedt, Morten Walløe and Peter Johan Schei, 'The Term 'Genetic Resources': Flexible and Dynamic while Providing Legal Certainty?'. In Oberthür, S. and G.K. Rosendal (eds), Global Governance of Genetic Resources: Access and Benefit Sharing after the Nagoya Protocol. London/New York, Routledge, 2014, pp. 18-32.

Rosendal, G. Kristin, Ingrid Olesen and Morten Walløe Tvedt, 'Balancing ABS and IPR Governance in the Aquaculture Sector'. In Oberthür, S. and G.K. Rosendal (eds), Global Governance of Genetic Resources: Access and Benefit Sharing after the Nagoya Protocol. London/New York, Routledge, 2014, pp. 196-212.

Oberthür, Sebastian and G. Kristin Rosendal, 'Conclusions: An Assessment of Global Governance of Genetic Resources after the Nagoya Protocol'. In Oberthür, S. and G.K. Rosendal (eds), Global Governance of Genetic Resources: Access and Benefit Sharing after the Nagoya Protocol. London/New York, Routledge, 2014, pp. 231-250.

Top
 Related focal points of research:

   Biodiversity and genetic resources


Project funding:

   Research Council of Norway (ELSA Programme)


 External cooperation partners:

   Norsvin
   Akvaforsk Genetics Center
   NOFIMA
   Wageningen UR Livestock Research
   Norwegian Forest and Landscape Institute
   Noragric (UMB)


Relevant FNI News:

Global Governance of Genetic Resources (08.08.2014)




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