Intellectual Property Rights in Protecting Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Traditional Knowledge in Sri Lanka

The overarching objective of this study is to propose feasible protection methods and techniques to plant varieties and farmers traditional knowledge. Moreover, the study attempts to identify issues, existing policies and policy gaps with regard to plant protection especially on rice varieties. Further, it will evaluate the effectiveness of the present policy framework and the present legal and institutional system relating to plant varieties and farmers’ traditional knowledge.

Funding : National Science Foundation (NSF)

Research team

Parakrama Samaratunga
Dilani Hirimuthugodage