What kind of goods are plant genetic resources for food and agriculture? Towards the identification and development of a new global commons

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Michael Halewood;
(2013)
  • Publisher: Utrecht University Library Open Access Journals (Publishing Services)
  • Journal: International Journal of the Commons (issn: 1875-0281)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.18352/ijc.412/, doi: 10.18352/ijc.412
  • Subject: Political institutions and public administration (General) | International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources | Plant genetic resources | Design principles | JF20-2112 | Global Crop Commons

Plant genetic resources for food and agriculture (PGRFA) were once widely considered to be global public goods. Recently, however, access to subsets of PGRFA has been subject to various forms of exclusive technological and legal restrictions. In reaction, numerous volun... View more
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