Livestock genetics companies: Concentration and proprietary strategies of an emerging power in the global food economy

Study of the concentration of control over genetic resources in the hands of a few large companies.

  • Title: Livestock genetics companies: Concentration and proprietary strategies of an emerging power in the global food economy
  • Author: Susanne Gura / League for Pastoral Peoples and Endogenous Livestock Development and Local Livestock for Empowerment (LIFE) Network / 2007
  • Description: Study of the concentration of control over genetic resources in the hands of a few large companies.
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  • Pages: 30

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    Keepers of genes: The interdependence between pastoralists breeds access to the commons and livelihoods

    The role that traditional livestock keepers play in maintaining genetic diversity. Focuses on a key threat to the survival of pastoralists and their livestock breeds: the loss of access to grazing and water.

  • Title: Keepers of genes: The interdependence between pastoralists breeds access to the commons and livelihoods
  • Author: Ilse Köhler-Rollefson and the LIFE Network / LIFE Network / 2007
  • Description: The role that traditional livestock keepers play in maintaining genetic diversity
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  • Pages: 80

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    Intellectual property rights and animal genetic resources

    Confused about patents and how they relate to the livestock breeds? What’s the difference between a patent and a trademark? A geographical indication and a sui generis system? What are Livestock Keepers’ Rights? This two-page leaflet explains it all in simple language.

  • Title: Intellectual property rights and animal genetic resources
  • Author: LPP / League for Pastoral Peoples and Endogenous Livestock Development and Local Livestock for Empowerment (LIFE) Network / 2007
  • Description: Two-page leaflet
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  • Pages: 2

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    Endogenous versus globalized: An alternative vision of livestock development for the poor

    Critical analysis of the options for increasing livestock production would be successful and equitable, and examines the alternative approach, endogenous livestock development, building on local resources, including knowledge, institutions, fodder, and animal genetic resources.

  • Title: Endogenous versus globalized: An alternative vision of livestock development for the poor
  • Author: Ilse Köhler-Rollefson / League for Pastoral Peoples and Endogenous Livestock Development and Local Livestock for Empowerment (LIFE) Network / 2007
  • Description: Critical analysis of the options for increasing livestock production
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  • Pages: 23

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    Das Tierzucht-Monopoly: Konzentration und Aneignungsstrategien einer aufsteigenden Macht in der globalen Ernährungswirtschaft

    Study of the concentration of control over genetic resources in the hands of a few large companies.

  • Title: Das Tierzucht-Monopoly: Konzentration und Aneignungsstrategien einer aufsteigenden Macht in der globalen Ernährungswirtschaft
  • Author: Susanne Gura / League for Pastoral Peoples and Endogenous Livestock Development and Local Livestock for Empowerment (LIFE) Network / 2007
  • Description: Study of the concentration of control over genetic resources in the hands of a few large companies.
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  • Pages: 31

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