publication . Doctoral thesis . 2007

Seeds of confusion : the impact of policies on seed systems

Louwaars, N.P.;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2007
  • Publisher: S.n.
  • Country: Netherlands
Seed is basic to crop production. Next to its importance in production, food security and rural development, seed is a key element in many debates about technology development and transfer, biodiversity, globalisation and equity. The sustainable availability of good quality seed is thus an important development issue. This study deals with the impact different types of regulation have on how farmers access seed. I have analysed current regulatory frameworks in terms of their impact on different seed systems, provided explanations for their often unintended effects and apparent inconsistencies, and proposed some solutions to the problems that have arisen. This th...
free text keywords: zaden, zaadproductie, systeemanalyse, landbouwbeleid, intellectuele eigendomsrechten, agrarisch eigendomsrecht, kwekersrecht, ontwikkelingsbeleid, Genetische bronnen van plantensoorten, genenbanken, seeds, seed production, systems analysis, agricultural policy, intellectual property rights, farmers' rights, breeders' rights, development policy, Plant Genetic Resources, Gene Banks
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