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Title: Ensuring quality planting material through dissemination of IP enabled technologies - Policies, Models, and Implications
Authors: Sudha, Mysore
N K, Krishna Kumar
S, Ganeshan
Keywords: Planting material
public private partnership
Issue Date: 2010
Citation: Sudha Mysore, N. K. Krishna Kumar, S. Ganeshan, 2010. Ensuring quality planting material through dissemination of IP enabled technologies - Policies, Models, and Implications. National Conference on production of quality seeds and planting material-health management in Horticultural crops, New Delhi. March 11-14.
Abstract: Indian Council for Agricultural Research (ICAR) a pioneer national research organisation has been the primary supplier of quality planting material to the farming community since last three decades. Wide spread adoption of true seed potato, tissue culture based mass production of banana seedlings are examples for ICAR’s contribution in this regard. Under the changing trade order, post WTO, ICAR has adopted and implemented an IPR policy effective from 2nd October 2006, enabling its institutions to initiate novel crop specific technology transfer mechanisms through public private partnerships. Commensurate with this, institutions under ICAR have evolved several novel licensing models for commercialisation of IP enabled technical know how, particularly related to quality planting material. The new seed bill, proposed by the Union Government seeks to update the existing Act in order to address changes in technology and the structure of the seed sector. Some provisions of the Seed Bill 2004 contradict and overlap with the Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers' Rights Act, 2001 (PPVFR Act). Although farmers are exempted from registering their seed varieties in an attempt to protect their interest, the seeds will have to conform to standards prescribed for commercial seeds, resulting in quality differences in planting material. In the backdrop of these changes, an attempt is being made in this paper to analyse different licensing models adopted by IIHR and other ICAR institutions for the IP enabled technologies generated, for their coherence under the changed policy regime. Such an assessment is meaningful for evolving a licensing strategy which would bridge the gap between corporate versus cooperative/group farming.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/125
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