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Impact of Access and Benefit Sharing implementation on biological control genetic resources

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posted on 2023-05-03, 22:12 authored by Peter Mason, Barbara BarrattBarbara Barratt, Fernando Mc Kay, Johannette Klapwijk, Luciano Silvestri, Martin Hill, Hariet Hinz, Andy Sheppard, Jacques Brodeur, Marcello Vitorino, Philip Weyl, Kim Hoelmer
The third objective of the Convention on Biological Diversity, the fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising out of the use of genetic resources was further developed when the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing came into effect in 2014. Interpretation of how this agreement is being implemented is wide-ranging and there are implications for biological control. A survey of biological control workers indicated that while some countries have facilitated access to biological control genetic resources, requirements in other countries have impeded biological control implementation. There was consensus that benefits to provider countries should be in the form of supporting local research communities. There was also agreement that the free use and exchange of biological control genetic resources has provided benefits to the global community, including to both providers and recipients of the agents. It is recommended that consideration of the free use and exchange principal should be a key element of Access and Benefit Sharing measures for the future.


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Mason, P. G., Barratt, B. I. P., Mc Kay, F., Klapwijk, J. N., Silvestri, L. C., Hill, M., Hinz, H. L., Sheppard, A., Brodeur, J., Vitorino, M. D., Weyl, P., & Hoelmer, K. A. (2023). Impact of Access and Benefit Sharing implementation on biological control genetic resources. BioControl.

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