Biodiversity, Access, Indigenous Knowledge and IPRs

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Sabara: An African Anti-Cancer Medicinal Plant Claimed by French Universities

TWN Info Service on Biodiversity and Traditional Knowledge Mar15/01

The  Dogon  people  of  Mali  are  widely known  for  their unique culture, including a well-developed system of traditional medicine.

Benefit Sharing under the ITPGRFA – “too little for too long”

TWN Info Service on Biodiversity and Traditional Knowledge Jan15/01

The Ad Hoc Technical Committee on Sustainable Use of Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRA) met in Geneva on 8-11 December 2014.  It was the second of three meetings of the Committee to take place b

CBD Parties urged to regulate synthetic biology

TWN Info Service on Biodiversity and Traditional Knowledge Oct14/10

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Regulate synthetic biology now: 194 countries

SynBioWatch, 20 Oct 2014
http://www.synbiowatch.org/2014/10/regulate-synthetic-biology-now-194-co...

Biodiversity: Finance targets reaffirmed, concrete flows questionable

TWN Info Service on Biodiversity and Traditional Knowledge Oct14/09

Beijing, 20 Oct (Chee Yoke Ling) – With no concrete increase in financing for biodiversity in sight, concerns are growing that most developed countries are retreating from their commitment to provide financial resources to developing countries.

Stringent plant variety protection may impinge on right to food

TWN Info Service on Biodiversity and Traditional Knowledge Oct14/08

Plant variety protection based on the 1991 Act of the International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV 91) will make it harder for small-scale farmers to access improved seeds, a key feature of the right to food of resource-poor farmers, says a new report.