Characterization of ICRISAT-bred sorghum restorer lines

Reddy, B V S and Sharma, H C and Thakur, R P and Ashok Kumar, A (2010) Characterization of ICRISAT-bred sorghum restorer lines. Journal of SAT Agricultural Research, 8. pp. 1-9.

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Increased demand for food triggered by the fast-growing human population, the need to sustain biodiversity, and the spurt in investments in agricultural research by private sector have resulted in seeking the Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) for the valuable research products. This has led to the introduction of plant variety protection legislations across the world particularly in European countries and in the USA. International efforts to harmonize the IPRs across countries to improve trade has led to various conventions [including Union Pour la Protection des Obtentions Végétales (UPOV) 1991] leading to the establishment of guidelines on Plant Breeder’s Rights (PBRs). This was followed by Uruguay round of deliberations resulting in Trade Related Intellectual Property (TRIPs) rights in 1995. The Article 27.3 (b) of TRIPs agreement makes it mandatory for the member countries to provide protection for plant varieties either by patents, by an effective sui-generis system, or any combination thereof for effective protection of intellectual property. The Government of India enacted a Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers Rights (PPV&FR) act during 2001, and consequently National Plant Authority has been established to facilitate the registration of plant varieties.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Mandate crops > Sorghum
Depositing User: Library ICRISAT
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2011 19:38
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2011 09:15
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