Case Studies on Access and Benefit-Sharing
This collection of country case studies were commissioned as inputs into a project executed by the International Plant Genetic Resources Institute (IPGRI) entitled Access and Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture: Exploring options to implement the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture and Article 15.2 of the Convention on Biological Diversity (the project). The case studies address access and benefit-sharing laws and law making initiatives in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Ghana, Guatemala, Malawi, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Panama, South Africa and Uganda.
The overall object of the project was to develop a tool to assist policy-makers and advocates “think through” their options concerning access and benefit sharing laws. The tool that was eventually produced is included in a companion volume, entitled Methodology for Developing Policies and Laws for Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit Sharing.