Development and application of GURT as an appropriation mechanism may potentially have considerable impact on agriculture, the environment and the food security of rural areas in developing countries. Positive impacts may include increased investments in breeding as a result of increased intellectual property protection. Increased investments may contribute to higher yields and more advanced varieties, and thus to increased food production, a more sustainable production, and better consumer products. Potential negative impacts have been identified as well. These may require further discussion and close attention by regulatory authorities.
|Place of Publication||Rome|
|Number of pages||43|
|Publication status||Published - 2001|
|Name||Background study paper|
- genetic engineering
- agricultural production systems
Visser, B., Eaton, D., Louwaars, N., van der Meer, I. M., Beekwilder, J., & van Tongeren, F. (2001). Potential impacts of genetic use restriction technologies (GURTs) on agrobiodiversity and agricultural production systems. (Background study paper; No. 15). FAO. http://www.planttreaty.org/sites/default/files/bsp15e.pdf