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To Controversial Technology

way of expanding the boundaries agricul- To Controversial Technology Seeds of Contention: World Hunger and the Global Controversy over GM Crops by Per Pinstrup-Andersen and Ebbe Schioler; Oxford University Press, New Delhi, 2000;

Policy Implications of India's Patent Reforms

Recent changes in India's patent policy indicate a paradigm shift in seeking greater protection of intellectual property rights. On one hand, this has given rise to fears being expressed over the impending collapse of local firms; on the other, there is optimism amidst expectation of a large increase in patent activity of domestic actors. This paper analyses the impact of the policy shift, examines the ability of domestic players to adjust to a new patent regime and suggests guidelines to ensure the policy's accessibility to a majority of players.

India's Policy on IPRs and Agriculture

Though the farmer's rights concept is still weak as it is currently stated in the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture adopted by 116 countries, including India, under the FAO last month, India and other developing countries could use the negotiations to establish an international concept of farmer's rights. India could strengthen its own legislation in this regard by coordinating its efforts with those of other countries.
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