Are IP rights contributing to a sustainable and more productive agriculture?

Giulia Caddeo, FLF Student Introduction Ip rights on seeds are nowadays one of the biggest issues in the food sector. If on the one hand, IP rights could be a reasonable way to protect inventions and, in that way, to incentive creativity and innovation, on the other hand very much depends on  the object protected by this kind of legal protection. This issue could be … Continue reading Are IP rights contributing to a sustainable and more productive agriculture?

The West-African Caravan for land, water and seeds: a bottom up initiative by local communities to reclaim food sovereignty

Author: Lidia Mahillon, FLF Student. This article was submitted as fulfilment of the module on Food Governance for the Master of Research in Food, Law and Finance of the IUC.   As Europeans, we seldom hear of African agriculture in positive terms in mainstream media. Farmers from the sub-Saharan continent are often portrayed as either passive or lacking cohesion in their social movements – which … Continue reading The West-African Caravan for land, water and seeds: a bottom up initiative by local communities to reclaim food sovereignty