September 29, 2000

Volume 6, #1, In Search of Higher Ground

The Intellectual Property Challenge to Public Agricultural Research and Human Rights and 28 Alternative Initiatives

Given their current governance structure, CGIAR has neither the competence nor the accountability to be entrusted with intellectual property (IP) or public/private policy decisions. Immersed in their work and the struggle to survive, they have taken the path of least resistance and followed the IP trail. RAFI suggests at least 28 specific policy initiatives that the public sector should consider as alternatives to IP. A 33 page document.

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