AFRICA’S TRADITIONAL KNOWLEDGE SYSTEMS IN GLOBAL TRADE

22 Pages Posted: 24 May 2010

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Ayoyemi Lawal-Arowolo

Babcock University - School of Law and Security Studies

Date Written: July 20, 2019

Abstract

Africa is indeed bestowed with rich natural resources and related knowledge systems which are useful in developing traditional intellectual properties (intellectual properties based on traditional knowledge systems in Africa). Still Africa is regarded as a poor continent and a weak player in global trade. Literatures have emphasised that the situation could be different if Africa is compensated appropriately for its knowledge systems. Alternatively, Africa should strive to bargain with available resources and knowledge systems and desist from total reliance on foreign knowledge systems and goods. In exploring the position of Africa’s traditional knowledge systems in global trade, it appears Africa does not hold a strong position in the trade of products of traditional knowledge systems due to political, economic and legal factors.

Keywords: Global Trade, Africa, Traditional Knowledge Systems, Intellectual Property, Globalization

Suggested Citation

Lawal-Arowolo, Ayoyemi, AFRICA’S TRADITIONAL KNOWLEDGE SYSTEMS IN GLOBAL TRADE (July 20, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract= or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1613383

Ayoyemi Lawal-Arowolo (Contact Author)

Babcock University - School of Law and Security Studies ( email )

Ilishan, Ogun State 1022
Nigeria

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