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Nepal: Innovative mechanisms for putting farmers' rights into practice

Paudel, Bikash; Adhikari, Kamalesh; Shrestha, Pitambar; Tamang, Bir Bahadur


Innovation at work Until the beginning of the 1990s, ABS was an unknown concept in Nepal. There was no recognition that an ABS regime could form the basis for the protection of the rights of local, indigenous and farming communities over genetic resources and associated traditional knowledge. Notwithstanding a substantial international focus on these issues and their strong relevance for biodiversity-rich countries such as Nepal, Nepal�s constitution of 1990 did not address this area. It was...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: The Custodians of Biodiversity: Sharing Access to and Benefits of Genetic Resources


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