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In the Best of Worlds: Benefit sharing and sustainable development in Babati, Tanzania
Södertörn University College, School of Life Sciences.
2008 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Genetic resources are vital to all people, but especially the poor. They are also important for biodiversity, in turn a key factor in sustainable development. Since 1980, the bio industries have utilized genetic resources in their work, for example on pharmaceuticals, and patented their findings. This has created mistrust and malcontent among biodiverse poor countries in the South. To promote biodiversity protection and ensure access to and fair and equitable sharing of the benefits from the usage of genetic resources, the Convention of Biological Diversity requests an international regime. Negotiations for the Access and Benefit Sharing regime began in 2001 and have intensified as its end date, 2010, draws nearer.

People in Babati, Tanzania are as dependant on traditional medicine, which utilizes wild genetic resources, as they are on modern medicine. The status in the regime of communities such as those of Babati is principally important if sustainable development is to be reached. The greatest issue for the model currently under negotiation to deal with in order to truly promote sustainable development is equity.

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2008. , p. 42
Keywords [en]
genetic resources, access and benefit sharing, environmental justice, sustainable development, convention on biological diversity, babati, tanzania, traditional medicine, traditional knowledge, biopiracy, medicine, biodiversity, international treaty
Keywords [sv]
genetiska resurser, biologisk mångfald, medicin, traditionell medicin, biodiversitet, miljörättvisa, hållbar utveckling, internationella avtal
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Available from: 2009-04-17 Created: 2009-04-03 Last updated: 2009-04-17Bibliographically approved

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