ACCESS AND BENEFIT SHARING OF GENETIC RESOURCES

ACCESS AND BENEFIT SHARING OF GENETIC RESOURCES

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16 April 2016

Farming Matters Special Issue | April 2016farmingmattersspecial 

This issue of Farming Matters presents cases that demonstrate the limited extent to which family farmers have been able to benefit from the ‘formal’ ABS process. It also uncovers some of the effective principles and mechanisms for access and benefit sharing such as community seed banks, and successful collaborations between researchers and farmers.

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Iran

Evolutionary populations: Living gene banks in farmers’ fields in Iran by Maryam Rahmanian, Maede Salimi, Khadija Razavi, Reza Haghparast, Salvatore Ceccarelli, Ali Razmkhah

Costa Rica

Improving access to vegetable seeds for resilient family farms in Costa Rica by Lindsey Herhcote, Maarten van Zonneveld, William Solano, Ernesto Méndez, Nelly Vasquez

Brazil

Seed banks and national policy in Brazil by Paulo Petersen, Gabriel Fernandes, Luciano Silveira, Emanoel Dias Da Silva

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Access and benefit sharing of genetic resources by Edith van Walsum, Michael Halewood
Improving access to vegetable seeds for resilient family farms in Costa Rica by Lindsey Herhcote, Maarten van Zonneveld, William Solano, Ernesto Méndez, Nelly Vasquez
Evolutionary populations: Living gene banks in farmers’ fields in Iran by Maryam Rahmanian, Maede Salimi, Khadija Razavi, Reza Haghparast, Salvatore Ceccarelli, Ali Razmkhah
Seed banks and national policy in Brazil by Paulo Petersen, Gabriel Fernandes, Luciano Silveira, Emanoel Dias Da Silva

Implementing access and benefit sharing in eight countries by Ronnie Vernooy, Michael Halewood, Isabel López-Noriega, Gloria Otieno, Isabel Lapeña, Raymond Vodohue, Guy Bessette
Access and benefit sharing in participatory plant breeding in Southwest China by Yiching Song, Zhang Yanyan, Xin Song, Ronnie Vernooy
Giving new life to peasant seeds in Ecuador by Ross Mary Borja, Pedro J. Oyarzún
Conclusions: Learning from farmer-led access and benefit sharing by Robin Pistorius, Janneke Bruil, Ronnie Vernooy