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The plant variety protection law in Malaysia: issues on protection of farmers 19 rights

Musa, Murshamsul Kamariah and Abd Ghadas, Zuhairah Ariff and Md.Radzi, Mohd Shahril Nizam (2015) The plant variety protection law in Malaysia: issues on protection of farmers 19 rights. Journal of Management Research, 7 (2). pp. 375-486. ISSN 1941-899X

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The availability of a wide diversity of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture is necessary to ensure continuous food production and food security. However, the expansion of intellectual property protection into agricultural field has raised concerns as to its impact on farmers 19 traditional agricultural practises and the recognition of farming communities 19 efforts in development and conservation of plant varieties. This paper serves as an exploratory study on few issues relating to farmers in Malaysia, the Farmers 19 Rights concept and plant variety rights in Malaysia. The paper provides a brief review on the current Malaysian plant variety law and suggests further in depth study to identify gaps in the current legislation in realising the four core components of the Farmers 19 Rights concept.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 1723/47413
Uncontrolled Keywords: farmers’ rights, plant varieties rights, intellectual property law, fAO treaty, farmers
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws > Department of Civil Law
Depositing User: Dr. Zuhairah Ariff Abd Ghadas
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2016 14:37
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2016 09:29
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/47413

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