Implementation of International Obligations on Plant Breeders' Rights in Kenya: Pitfalls and Prospects

(2018) 26(4) African Journal of International and Comparative Law 616-638

20 Pages Posted: 8 Dec 2018

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Tom Kabau

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology School of Law

Angela Mutema

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology School of Law

Date Written: 2018

Abstract

The fragmented international legal instruments on plant breeders' rights include mechanisms that retrogressively limit the vital farmers' privilege to freely save, replant and exchange seeds. Pragmatic choices are essential in Kenya's accession to relevant treaties in order to domestically safeguard the farmers' privilege and, therefore, enhance food security.

Suggested Citation

Kabau, Tom and Mutema, Angela, Implementation of International Obligations on Plant Breeders' Rights in Kenya: Pitfalls and Prospects (2018). (2018) 26(4) African Journal of International and Comparative Law 616-638, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3284024

Tom Kabau (Contact Author)

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology School of Law ( email )

P.0 Box 18703-00100 Nairobi
Nairobi, NAIROBI 00100
Kenya

Angela Mutema

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology School of Law ( email )

P.0 Box 18703-00100 Nairobi
Nairobi, NAIROBI 00100
Kenya

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