JOURNAL OF NATURAL RESOURCES ›› 2000, Vol. 15 ›› Issue (3): 285-290.doi: 10.11849/zrzyxb.2000.03.017

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Marketisation mechanism and international institutions for conservation and use of plant-genetic resources

LU Wencong1, NI Qi2   

  1. 1. Department of Agricultural Economics and Management,Zhejiang University,Hangzhou 310029,China;
    2. Department of Horticulture,Zhejiang University,Hangzhou 310029,China
  • Received:1999-10-28 Revised:2000-02-28 Online:2000-09-25 Published:2000-09-25

Abstract: Plant genetic resources are being changed from a formerly public ware to a scarce ware,because developments in biotechnology are increasing the demand for plant genetic resources and the decline in diversity of species and varieties is reducing their supply.Efficient market forming processes based on the concept of “genetically coded information” and with the compensation and participation models will have a positive effect on sustainable use of global plant genetic resources.On the basis of improving the current international multilateral systems,“clearing house” and “biodiversity cooperatives” should be the political choices of institutional innovation for conservation and use of plant genetic resources.

Key words: plant genetic resources, conservation and use, marketisation mechanism, international institutions