Granting intellectual property rights on life forms and processes: does it ensure food security? A developing country perspective.

by Chekol, Abebe Abebayehu

Abstract (Summary)
This study critically investigated the argument whether intellectual property rights over life forms and processes would ensure food security. It only considered the issue from the perspective of developing countries, as they are the ones who are hardest hit by recurrent drought and food insecurity. Protections within TRIPS (Agreement on Trade-Related Intellectual Property Rights) and debates underpinning it formed the essence of the research.
Bibliographical Information:


School:University of the Western Cape/Universiteit van Wes-Kaapland

School Location:South Africa

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:intellectual property developing countries agricultural biotechnology food supply


Date of Publication:01/01/2005

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