The cluster \"Policy Research\" within the GCP programme produced a number of \"policy briefs\" during its first year. The following issues were considered vital to a better understanding of the context in which the GCP operates:
- Overview of the policy environment
- Humanitarian licenses and definition of \"resource poor\"
- Liability and stewardship 4. Other IP-mechanisms
- Benefit sharing
- Access legislation
- Impact of IPR on the breeding sector.
Consortium members assigned their experts in this field to prepare papers introducing relevant issues to non-specialists. The papers were primarily prepared for the GCP and its members. It is hoped that the publication of the papers in this volume will contribute to a wider use and to the ongoing discussions in the extensive field of genetic resource policies.
Mexico D.F.: Generation Challenge Programme, 107 pp.