Sebastian derswich and rose ndegwa

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  1. 1. IPM in Agriculture Research Projects ICRAF’s policy on Intellectual Property exists to: – Ensure that the intellectual property of others is respected. – Ensure that products of ICRAF are managed in a beneficial way for ICRAFs mission Soil Fertility – Developing sustainable land management (SLM) to reverse the current trend of land degradation – Integrating SLM techniques to improve livelihoods in small production systems – IP/TK Policy in the proposal – Contracts, agreements and MoUs in accordance to ICRAFs IP policy – How to establish partnerships and transfers – Central Check of all agreements – Keeping track of activities Improved Fruit Trees – Understanding farmers’ tree cultivation decision making process – Development of germplasm collection and conservation methodologies
  2. 2. – Traditional Knowledge collection – Prior Informed Consent, Giving Back results – Germplasm collection – CDB, International Treaty – Collaborative research / Data sharing Marketing – Fostering the understanding of the structure and functioning of agroforestry product markets – Adding economic value to agroforestry products – Protecting new products? – Geogr. Indications, Plant Breeders Rights – Public Private Partnerships – Humanitarian Use Licenses – Compensation of Farmers – Monetary or Non-monetary? – Sharing of results, education, training Capacity building – In-depth training of farmers, NGOs – Production of extension and didactic materials – Work with CBO/NGO (how to ensure ICRAFs message and acknowledgement) – Acknowledgement of ICRAF, Policies of partners Communication – Ensure PR of our program with many users of research results – Maintain links with different media for wide use of our research results. – Dissamination rights Press / Leaflets / Manuals – Copyright, Acknowledgement – Open access
  3. 3. – Easy distribution – Defensive publishing – Prevent patenting In all of these phases… – Are we identifying all of the public goods that are being produced – Documentation is important so we learn from our experiences Help comes from … – IP focal points – CAS (www.cas-ip.org) – National Patent Office – Lawyers – Soil fertility – MoUs – TK Policy in the proposal – Proper contracts – Diversification to fruit tree improvement (germplasm improvement) – TK collection (under what conditions/agreements?) – Germplasm collection (cross-country? Improvement - PBR?) – Germplasm Data gathering bu visiting scientists – Tree management options – Data Sharing (how to reduce reluctance) – Publications (co-authorship of IP) – Tree integration in ag. Systems (agroforestry component) – Business plans – Extension – Data Sharing – Marketing component – Establishing new products (nut products) – Protecting new products (Nut cracking machine) – PPP (Unilever working with ICRAF) – Compensation of Famers (what kinds of agreements) – Capacity building and Extension – How to get info to the farmer (ABS) – Work with CBO/NGO (how to ensure ICRAFs message) – Bringing back research results – Paul Queck project – Communication – Press / Leaflets / Manuals
  4. 4. – Publications / Presentations (acknowledgement and data sharing issue) – Idea – Project Proposal – What has to be integrated into a project proposal – Building Partnerships with other organizations – confidentiality – Getting Input – MTA’s, ITA’s – Visiting scientists / students – Collaborative research agreements – Capturing TK – Participatory, …. – Publishing outcomes – Open source, – Sharing data – … – Giving back – To local people and institutions – Commercializing outcomes – … – Capacity building of local partners – …

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