From the conservation of genetic diversity to the promotion of quality foodstuff : can the French model of 'Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée' be exported?

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serval:BIB_94A0485FB9E5
Type
Rapport: document publié par une institution, habituellement élément d'une série.
Sous-type
Working paper: document de travail dans lequel l'auteur présente les résultats de ses travaux de recherche. Les working papers ont pour but de stimuler les discussions scientifiques avec les milieux intéressés et servent de base pour la publication d'articles dans des revues spécialisées.
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Publications
Titre
From the conservation of genetic diversity to the promotion of quality foodstuff : can the French model of 'Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée' be exported?
Auteur(s)
Boisvert V.
Institution
CAPRI - CGIAR Systemwide Program on Collective Action and Property Rights
Adresse
CAPRi SecretariatInternational Food Policy Research Institute2033 K Street, N.W.Washington, D.C., 20006-1002USA
Date de publication
2006
Numéro
49
Genre
Working paper
Langue
anglais
Nombre de pages
36
Résumé
Building on ongoing research, this paper aims at suggesting alternative ways to conventional IPR systems to promote local varieties and related knowledge in developing countries. Many attempts to protect genetic diversity and local knowledge through IPR are in jeopardy because of misunderstanding on the terms of the debate and misrepresentation of the claims and interests of the various stakeholders. The paper then suggests that to improve rural livelihood conditions and promote genetic diversity conservation, it would be more efficient and satisfactory for the parties involved to build on local perceptions of foodstuff production and associated knowledge. It is easier and more feasible to stress the importance of a given know-how in the processing of products from genetically diversified or highly specific resources, than to isolate indigenous or local contributions in the conservation of genetic resources. This simplifies the remuneration issue and reinforces the legitimacy of local claims. Finally the paper discusses the feasibility, expected advantages and drawbacks of an adaptation of the French system of Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (AOC) - a type of indication of origin - for developing countries.
Mots-clé
Genetic resources, conservation, IPR, Appellation of origin, farmers' rights
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