A Guide to Navigating the Complex Global Landscape
Chapter 2: Resources
This chapter covers the different types of genetic resources that are of interest in international governance efforts. These are discussed by type and sub-type or cross-cutting type of genetic resource. For each type of resource the need for the resources to be governed internationally is outlined, and the key ways in which they are currently governed are identified. Chapter 3 covers the issues relating to genetic resources that are of particular interest in their international governance. The first genetic resources to become the focus of international cooperative efforts were plant genetic resources (PGRs). They have particular uses for food, feed and certain industrial applications. PGRs, particularly those used in agricultural and industrial crops, have been transferred and exchanged between countries and regions for thousands of years. No country is independent in terms of their PGRs and all have utilized PGRs from many other countries of origin. It is the case, however, that some countries have a more extensive native endowment of PGRs than others, and some are almost entirely dependent on non-native PGRs. This creates some controversy regarding issues of ownership, access and benefit-sharing (ABS), topics which are covered later in Chapter 3.
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