Saturday, December 22, 2012

Plant Variety Protection In India: An Alternative To Patents

Plant Variety Protection In India: An Alternative To Patents
In the early part of the 20th Century, in the United States and European Countries, agriculture became less important economically and governments started to progressively reduce their involvement in activities related to the development and supply of seeds to farmers. This led to the development of more significant private sector seed industries. However, its expansion was curtailed by the nature of seeds which can, once purchased, often be reused for several generations by farmers. This led to the call for a legal protection of plant varieties
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