Intellectual Property and Food Security in Least Developed Countries

Farran, Sue and Forsyth, Miranda (2013) Intellectual Property and Food Security in Least Developed Countries. Third World Quarterly, 34 (3). pp. 516-533. ISSN 0143-6597

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This paper analyses the impact of intellectual property laws on food security in Least Developed Countries, taking the Pacific Islands countries as an example. It argues that IP laws are increasingly impacting upon food security, but are not being adequately taken into account in national policy development. Consequently, national IP regimes are developing in ways that undermine, rather than promote, food security. The paper argues that the particular context of LDCs, including a lack of technological development and reliance upon traditional agricultural systems, requires an approach to intellectual property that is substantially different to the “one size fits all” approach mandated by the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: M100 Law by area
M900 Other in Law
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Northumbria Law School
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Depositing User: Sue Farran
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2013 09:37
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2021 01:31

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