Back in October we blogged the “Results of the Review of CAS-IP and Future Scenarios of IP Management in the CGIAR” and we invited comments. This was a report published after an evaluation exercise of both our unit and our function.
The team who conducted the review process said in their report:
“We firmly believe that the management (or mismanagement) of intellectual property will be a primary factor in determining the future of the CGIAR’s contributions to agricultural innovation systems that will help ensure global food security, poverty alleviation and environmental sustainability.”
The consultation part of this process is now coming to a close. If you wish to comment, please do so before the end of the year. We would very much like to hear your views on what IP management in the CGIAR should consist of.
Some people have written to us directly, preferring not to contribute to an online discussion. If you wish to submit your comments in this way please email: firstname.lastname@example.org