Reforming the Agricultural Research and Intellectual Property Rights Systems of China
Gulati, Ashok; Fan, Shenggen
Johns Hopkins University Press for International Food Policy Research Institute
The Dragon and the Elephant: Agricultural and Rural Reforms in China and India
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.
Keywords: Agricultural Research, Asia, China, Crop Varieties, Intellectual Property Rights, Research Investment