We begin by providing a profile of the agricultural research system in China, focusing on its reforms beginning in the 1980s, the consequent emergence of nongovernmental funding institutions engaged in agricultural R&D, and their relevance to IPR protection. We next discuss the status of IPR protection in China through the case of plant variety protection and then offer some concluding remarks.
HarvestChoice, 2007. "Reforming the Agricultural Research and Intellectual Property Rights Systems of China." International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, DC., and University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN. Available online at http://harvestchoice.org/publications/reforming-agricultural-research-and-intellectual-property-rights-systems-china.