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Record number 439675
Title Implementation of access and benefit sharing policies in Sub-Sahara Africa: inventory, analysis and proposals
Author(s) Brink, M.
Source Ministerie van EL&I - 47
Department(s) Centre for Genetic Resources, The Netherlands
Publication type Scientific report
Publication year 2013
Keyword(s) genetische bronnen van plantensoorten - wetgeving - regelingen - belemmeringen - germplasm uitwisseling - afrika ten zuiden van de sahara - Nederland - plant genetic resources - legislation - regulations - disincentives - germplasm exchange - africa south of sahara - Netherlands
Categories Plant Genetic Resources, Gene Banks
Abstract Today, individuals, companies and institutes seeking access to genetic resources have to comply with rules and regulations set by national governments, based to a varying extent on the international agreements mentioned above. As each country is following its own interpretations and procedures, this has led to a complex situation, and sometimes even a feeling that in some countries it is not worth the effort anymore to seek access to genetic resources. Therefore, a project was initiated in 2012 to make an inventory of Access and Benefit-Sharing regulations and their implementation in selected countries in Sub-Sahara Africa, to analyse shortcomings and identify options for improvement, while at the same time establishing a discussion platform between and with policy makers in Sub-Sahara Africa and contributing to trust building between African countries and the Netherlands as the basis for substantial improvements in the exchange of germplasm and the fair and equitable benefit-sharing between the parties involved.
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