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The future control of food : a guide to international negotiations and rules on intellectual property, biodiversity and food security

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  • Creator edited by Geoff Tansey and Tasmin Rajotte
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication London ; Sterling, VA : Earthscan ; Ottawa [Ont.] : International Development Research Centre, 2008.
  • Physical Details
    • xxi, 266 pages ; 25 cm
  • ISBNs 9781844074303, 1844074307, 9781844074297, 1844074293
  • OCLC ocn167504289


  • "Quaker International Affairs Programme."
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-238) and index.
  • Also available on the Internet.


  • Pt. I. A Changing Food System -- 1. Food, Farming and Global Rules / Geoff Tansey -- Pt. II. The Key Global Negotiations and Agreements -- 2. Turning Plant Varieties into Intellectual Property: The UPOV Convention / Graham Dutfield -- 3. Bringing Minimum Global Intellectual Property Standards into Agriculture: The Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) / Pedro Roffe -- 4. Promoting and Extending the Reach of Intellectual Property: The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) / Maria Julia Oliva -- 5. Safeguarding Biodiversity: The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) / Susan Bragdon, Kathryn Garforth and John E. Haapala, Jr. -- 6. Giving Priority to the Commons: The International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA) / Michael Halewood and Kent Nnadozie -- 7. The Negotiations Web: Complex Connections / Tasmin Rajotte -- Pt. III. Responses, Observations and Prospects -- 8. Responding to Change / Heike Baumuller and Geoff Tansey -- 9. Postcards from International Negotiations / Peter Drahos and Geoff Tansey -- 10. Global Rules, Local Needs / Geoff Tansey -- App. 1. List of organisations -- App. 2. 23 international treaties administered by WIPO -- App. 3. A short history of the Annex I list

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