Agriculture

Guarding What is Ours: The TRIPs Agreement and the Protection of Plant Varieties in Sri Lanka

> By Dilani Hirimuthugodage, Research Assistant – IPS Imperative for Developing Countries The biological and genetic materials found in different animals, plants and micro organisms were initially recognized as a common property of human kind and were freely exchanged between …

Better Targeting of Transfers: The Fertilizer Subsidy

By Manoj Tibbotuwawa, Research Officer – IPS Credit Sanjeewa Siriwardana The second article in the “Fiscal Imperatives” series deals with another contentious transfer programme, the fertilizer subsidy. In 2009, the fertilizer subsidy accounted for 3% of total government expenditure and …