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Agro-biodiversity and international law - a conceptual framework

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dc.creator Kameri-Mbote, Patricia 2013-05-29T08:14:55Z 1999 2018-06-25T12:58:33Z 2018-06-25T12:58:33Z
dc.identifier J Environmental Law (1999) 11 (2): 257-279.
dc.description This paper lays out the international legal framework currently governing agro-biodiversity management which emphasizes private property rights and thus provides incentives for the private sector to participate in agriculture. We argue that the attendant commercialization of agriculture has failed to protect the rights of local farmers and generally not contributed to meeting the food needs of every human being. Moreover, it has contributed to the erosion of the genetic base necessary for the further development of agro-biodiversity. We contend that the legal framework can only foster the fulfillment of everyone's food needs if agro-biodiversity is recognized as a common heritage of humankind.
dc.language en
dc.publisher Oxford Journals
dc.subject Agro - biodiversity
dc.subject International llaw
dc.title Agro-biodiversity and international law - a conceptual framework
dc.type Article

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