• Addressing the concerns of rural communities about access to plants and knowledge in asui generis legislation in Cameroon

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      Access; rural communities; sui generis legislation; traditional knowledge

    • Abstract

       

      This article assesses the traditional systems of accessing and using plant genetic resources as well as the benefit sharing and systems of sanctioning infringement in the context of biodiversity related activities in specific areas in the Northwest province of Cameroon. The article also addresses the type research and development activities using plant genetic resources and associated traditional knowledge in the context of Cameroon, the current laws regulating such activities and the extent to which these activities and laws affect and/or protect the customary biodiversity rights of rural communities. The article uses these assessments to suggest the context under which asui generis legislation for the protection of the biodiversity rights of rural communities can be established in Cameroon.

    • Author Affiliations

       

      Marcelin Tonye Mahop1

      1. John Vane Science Center, Queen Mary Intellectual Property Research Institute, Charterhouse Square, London - EC1M 6BQ, UK
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  • Journal of Biosciences | News

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