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Customary Rights of Farmers in Neoliberal India: A Legal and Policy Analysis

Sophy K. Joseph

Abstract

The Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmer’s Rights Act, 2001, promises to balance the intellectual property rights of plant breeders and farmers under one umbrella legislation. However, there remain several grey areas and the rights of farmers, in reality, are still tenuous. Though the rights framework was foregrounded on an understanding between non-governmental organizations and industry, there is lack of clarity at both conceptual and procedural levels. In this context, Sophy K. Joseph analyses the impact of legal policy reforms during the ongoing Second Green Revolution on farmers’ cust ... More

Keywords: Intellectual Property Rights of farmers, food sovereignty, customary rights of farmers, common heritage, state intervention in agrarian sector, monopoly capitalism, trading over plant genetic resources, Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmer’s Rights Act, 2001, Biodiversity Act, 2002

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190121006
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190121006.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sophy K. Joseph, author
Assistant Professor, National Law University Delhi