Category Archives: Legislation

New book: Agrobiodiversity and the law

The Agrobiodiversity Grapevine is very happy to introduce our guest blogger, Dr. Juliana Santilli who will be discussing her recently published book “Agrobiodiversity and the Law: regulating genetic resources, food security and cultural diversity” Dr. Santilli is a lawyer and a … Continue reading

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New book: Custodians of Biodiversity

Earthscan and IDRC have recently co-published the book “Custodians of Biodiversity”  edited by Manuel Ruiz and Ronnie Vernooy. This interesting book outlines the policy mechanisms that are currently underway to protect local genetic resources and related traditional knowledge at both … Continue reading

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Genetic resources conservation & use in the context of climate change: training opportunity

The Centre for Development Innovation at Wageningen has announced a  very interesting and relevant short course on “Contemporary approaches to genetic resources conservation and use in the context of climate change”, with a focus on  genetic resource policy  and management  … Continue reading

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Convention on Biological Diversity, COP 10

The 10th meeting of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 10) has begun, with representatives from over 190 countries gathering in Nagoya, Japan.  Some of the main issues that will be discussed at COP include  access and … Continue reading

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Maximising research impact: Open access workshop at Bioversity

Bioversity International Library and the CGIAR  Central Advisory Service on Intellectual Property (CAS-IP) are holding a workshop that will focus on open access issues, and maximising research impact. How to maximize the visibility of research publications and improve the quality, … Continue reading

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New books – March 2010

Here is a a selected list of new titles that we have at Bioversity HQ Library.  Enjoy! 5845 Andersson, M.S; de Vincete, C. (2010) Gene flow between crops and their relatives. Baltimore, Maryland: The Johns Hopkins University Press. xv, 564 … Continue reading

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Farmers’ rights web resource

I just came across this website on farmers’ rights as they are addressed in the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, thanks to a news feed from the Communications Initiative. The site provides extensive background on … Continue reading

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