TC Beirne School of Law in Nepal

Reimagining the Governance of Genetic Resources and Intellectual Property for Agriculture and Food Security in AsiaUQ Law academic Dr Kamalesh Adhikari is participating in the Reimagining the Governance of Genetic Resources and Intellectual Property for Agriculture and Food Security in Asia workshop in Nepal. The workshop will discuss policy options that safeguard the rights of farmers and breeders in the Asia-Pacific region, and provide recognition of their traditional knowledge through intellectual property rights, and is hosted by South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics and Environment (SAWTEE), together with the ARC Laureate Project on Intellectual Property and Food Security at The University of Queensland and Fridtjof Nansen Institute (FNI). 

Dr Adhikari is a Research Fellow on Professor Brad Sherman’s ARC Laureate program* Harnessing Intellectual Property to Build Food SecurityKamalesh’s research looks at the role of networks, informality and community seed banks in shaping seed regulation across developing and least-developed countries. He is also undertaking a critical historical account of the emergence of the concept of farmers’ rights in intellectual property law. The workshop involves 30 participants sharing experiences from Nepal, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Timor-Leste, Thailand and Ecuador.

*This research is funded by the Australian Research Council's Laureate Fellowship scheme (project number FL150100104).

Last updated:
7 August 2017