Looking outside the box : access and benefit sharing for family farmers in Zimbabwe

B. de Jonge, A. Mushita, P. Kasasa

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Abstract

What is successful access and benefit sharing’ for smallholder family farmers? This contribution argues it is not about legal contracts or mechanisms that regulate the international transfer of plant genetic resources. It is about farmers’ access to seed diversity and the ability to share in the benefits of the continuing cycles of seed conservation and development. The Community Technology Development Trust in Zimbabwe supports mechanisms that, in practice, do result in substantial access to and benefit sharing of local and modern varieties.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)58-63
JournalFarming Matters
Volume32
Issue numberApril
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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