Fair Access to and Benefit Sharing of Genetic Resources : National Policy Development (China, Jordan, Nepal, Peru)

Local practices pertaining to biodiversity conservation, crop improvement and natural resource management are under stress. Existing laws and mechanisms - such as intellectual property rights (IPRs) - leave communities open to biopiracy because they protect individual as opposed to collective rights and do not recognize traditional knowledge or collaborative innovations such as varieties developed through participatory plant breeding.

This project will bring together experienced research teams (China, Jordan, Nepal and Peru ) and international technical and legal experts to work on much needed policies, laws and practices for the fair use and management of genetic resources. The focus will be on innovations that are grounded in the practices of local and indigenous farming communities, and supported by partnerships with concerned stakeholders.

The project is expected to result in practical mechanisms for fair access and benefit sharing; policy and legal recommendations pertaining to biopiracy, crop improvement, variety release, seed production and farmer organization; country case studies; scientific papers; a book; and training materials in English and indigenous languages.

Projet nᵒ

104283

État du projet

Fermé

Date de début

Lundi, octobre 1, 2007

Date butoir

Jeudi, décembre 1, 2011

Durée

48 mois

Agent(e) responsable du CRDI

Bortagaray, Isabel

Financement total

CAD$ 1,745,900

Pays

Chine, Extrême-Orient, Jordanie, Moyen-Orient, Népal, Pérou, Amérique du Sud, Amérique Nord et Centrale, Asie centrale, Asie du sud

Programme

Agriculture and Food Security

Chargé(e) de projet

Yiching Song

Institution

Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy

Pays d' institution

China

Site internet

http://www.ccap.org.cn

Chargé(e) de projet

Bert Visser

Institution

Centre for Genetic Resources, the Netherlands, DLO Foundation

Pays d' institution

Netherlands

Site internet

http://www.cgn.wur.nl

Chargé(e) de projet

Stefania Grando

Institution

International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas

Pays d' institution

Jordan

Site internet

http://www.icarda.org

Chargé(e) de projet

Pratap K. Shrestha

Institution

Local Initiatives for Biodiversity, Research and Development

Pays d' institution

Nepal

Chargé(e) de projet

Manuel Ruiz

Institution

Sociedad Peruana de Derecho Ambiental

Pays d' institution

Peru

Site internet

http://www.spda.org.pe