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New Seed and Old Laws

By Robert Tripp
ISBN: 9781853394157
This book argues that the development and diversification of national seed systems requires a thorough re-examination of public regulatory responsibilities. It presents a summary of current experience and a set of practical suggestions about how regulatory reform can contribute to the growth of national seed systems.

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  • Synopsis
    This book argues that the development and diversification of national seed systems, which is currently taking place, requires a thorough re-examination of public regulatory responsibilities. Featuring case studies from a wide range of countries, it presents both a summary of current experience and a set of practical suggestions about how regulatory reform can contribute to the growth of national seed systems. It is addressed to all those concerned with agricultural development, including policymakers, researchers, donors, voluntary agencies and commercial seed producers.
  • Table of Contents
    Preface
    Acronyms
    List of contributors
    Part 1 Seeds and regulation
    1 Introduction
    2 The Structure of National Seed Systems
    ROBERT TRIPP
    3 Regulation and Regulatory Reform
    ROBERT TRIPP
    Part 2 The organization of seed regulation
    4 New Directions for Public Sector Variety Testing
    J.R. WITCOMBE and D.S. VIRK 59
    5 The Conduct and Reform of Crop Variety Regulation
    ROBERT TRIPP and NIELS LOUWAARS 88
    6 The Conduct and Reform of Seed Quality Control
    ROBERT TRIPP and W. JOOST VAN DER BURG 121
    Pan4 3 IInstidutions, orgmizations and regulatory refom
    7 The Dynamics of Seed Policy Change: state
    responsibilities and regulatory reform
    ROBERT TRIPP
    8 Private Commercial Varieties and Seeds: opportunities
    and obstacles
    DAVID GISSELQUIST 174
    9 The Impact of Intellectual Property Protection on Seed
    Supply
    JEROEN VAN WIJK 185
    10 Participatory Plant Breeding: emerging models and
    future development
    LOUISE SPERLING and JACQUELINE A. ASHBY 198
    11 Local-level Seed Activities: opportunities and challenges
    for regulatory frameworks
    w ELIZABETH CROMWELL 214
    Bibliography
    Appendix 1 Participants in the workshop
    Index
  • Details
    Sub Title No
    Author Robert Tripp
    Editor No
    Number of Pages 272
    Format Paperback / softback