1st Edition

Seed Policy, Legislation and Law
Widening a Narrow Focus

ISBN 9781560220930
Published August 12, 2002 by CRC Press
274 Pages

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Book Description

Learn what it takes to create and implement a truly successful seed policy!

This unique book brings together international experts on seed policy and law. While other books approach the subject from the perspective of seed industry development and privatization, Seed Policy, Legislation, and Law makes clear that a successful national seed policy must be based on a thorough analysis of connected issues such as biodiversity and rural development. In addition to giving you an essential overview of seed regulatory reform, this book will also bring you up to date on recent developments in the field, such as intellectual property and the biosafety of GMOs.

Seed Policy, Legislation, and Law examines:

  • quality control issues in developing countries
  • case studies from Turkey, Uganda, and Bangladesh
  • property rights for plant varieties
  • the regulation of genetically modified seeds in emerging economies
  • agro-biodiversity as it relates to seed policy
  • why a farmer seed system is essential in a national seed sector
  • the impact of the transition from central seed sector planning to a free market
  • how international seed associations can impact policy development
  • new technological developments like GURTs and appropriate policy responses

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Seed Policy, Legislation, and Law: Widening a Narrow Focus
  • Seed Policy
  • The Importance of the Farmers? Seed Systems in a Functional National Seed Sector
  • Seed Sectors in Transition: From Centrally Planned to Free Market
  • Policy Measures for Stimulating Indigenous Seed Enterprises
  • Challenges and Limitations of the Market
  • The Role of International Seed Associations in International Policy Development
  • Policy Response to Technological Developments: The Case of GURTs
  • Seed Legislation and Country Cases
  • Seed Regulatory Reform: An Overview
  • Seed Quality Control in Developing Countries
  • Variety Controls
  • The Rules for International Seed Trade
  • Progresses in the Turkish Seed Industry
  • Seed Industry Development and Seed Legislation in Uganda
  • Seed Regulatory Frameworks in a Small Farmer Environment: The Case of Bangladesh
  • Upcoming Issues
  • Property Rights on Plant Varieties: An Overview
  • Regulating Genetically-Modified Seeds in Emerging Economies
  • An Agrobiodiversity Perspective on Seed Policies
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included

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