Publishing Details

Publication Type: 
Book Chapter
Authored by:
Koo, Bonwoo; Pardey, Philip G.; Qian, Keming
Edited by: 
Gulati, Ashok; Fan, Shenggen
Johns Hopkins University Press for International Food Policy Research Institute
Publication Year: 
Book Title: 
The Dragon and the Elephant: Agricultural and Rural Reforms in China and India
Page Range: 
Publication Place: 
Baltimore, MD


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.

Additional Attributes

Primary Contact: Philip Pardey
Keywords: Agricultural Research, Asia, China, Crop Varieties, Intellectual Property Rights, Research Investment