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Book: International Germplasm Transfer: Past and Present
Published by: Crop Science Society of America and American Society of Agronomy

 

This chapter in INTERNATIONAL GERMPLASM TRANSFER: PAST AND PRESENT

  1.  p. 95-100
    CSSA Special Publication 23.
    International Germplasm Transfer: Past and Present

    Ronny R. Duncan (ed.)

    ISBN: 978-0-89118-602-1

     

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doi:10.2135/cssaspecpub23.c7

Cooperation in International Germplasm Activities and a Prescription for the Future

  1. Henry L. Shands
  1. USDA-ARS National Program Staff Beltsville, Maryland

Abstract

Abstract

Access to genetic resources is now a sensitive subject for developing countries as a result of property rights laws giving inventors control over plant genetic resources. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) International Undertaking on Plant Genetic Resources passed by the FAO Conference in 1983 will now be renegotiated to be in harmony with the Convention on Biological Diversity, which directs that access to genetic resources be on mutually agreed terms. Scientists need to work within this new environment to provide benefits to providers in return for access to genetic resources. Various opportunities for collaboration as a way to return benefits are available and pursued.

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