Venable is a proud sponsor of a panel entitled "The Role of Intellectual Property in Food Security in Developing Countries" hosted by the Public Interest Intellectual Property Advisors (PIIPA) on June 6.
Food security is a major problem in low and middle-income developing countries. At a basic level, food security is about fulfilling each individual’s human right to food. This basic human right to food security also relates to issues of agricultural policy, economic development and trade. Intellectual property rights (IPRs) have become increasingly important in the past couple of decades in agricultural biotechnology where IPRs provide a basic incentive for the development of the private sector. The extension of IPRs to agriculture is of special significance because agriculture and food security are interlinked to the realization of basic food needs.
In this context, the seminar will discuss the link between agricultural biodiversity and food security and plant breeders rights versus the free exchange of germplasm.
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