Impact of Climate Change – Intellectual Property Rights in the Agricultural Sector

  • Sushree Dash,
  • Arindam Mahapatra and Shubhankar Verma
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  • Sushree Dash

    Student at KIIT School of Law, India.

  • Arindam Mahapatra

    Student at KIIT School of Law, India.

  • Shubhankar Verma

    Student at KIIT School of Law, India.

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Climate change has been a severe issue for a quite a while now and has now become a haunting reality.There have been reports and predictions regarding the changes in patterns of weather which would result in decline in production of food, rise in sea level resulting in floods. There have been reports and future predictions of changes in patterns of weather that decline the production of food, to sea level increase that might lead to floods. The effects of climate change affect the world as a whole and can get out of control in no time. However, the most vulnerable sector to climate risk is agriculture.Climate change will also affect the agricultural sector and the entire farming procedure, leading to major consequences in the economical sector too. The contribution of agriculture in employment of Indian population is 58% and in GDP is 15%. The paper to achieve the purpose would do so in broadly there folds. Firstly the paper strives to showcase the various reasons associated to the climate change and its direct impact on agricultural sector, primarily on farmer’s rights. To do so, it would take help of the aspects of the conferences involved to discuss the climate change and its relation to economic growth. Indian legislature has passed the Farmers' Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020 & The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020. The analysis of this Bill would be made further in the paper as I would enable the farmers to trade cross border and empower them to market their own manufactured produces. The paper would further discuss how with an increasing population and impact of climate change, there is now a greater need of adopting new technologies to mitigate the impact especially by adopting genetically modified organisms (GMO) and other patent-able inventions. Secondly, the scope of the paper stretches out to how the technology plays the pivotal role in the public domain to curb this persisting issue. The New-Age agriculture is heavily relying on smart work and efficiency. There has to be room for more specific invention of technologies catering to agriculture solely. The third fold would also highlight how the traditional knowledge stands in conflict with the rights of local people and how these issues can be balanced. The authors will analyze a few successful case studies to understand different strategies adopted by farmers to boost their production. The paper conclusively discusses the future scenario of the climate change impact. The paper will highlight the need of land for agriculture in addition to sustainable development is essential for increment in worldwide food creation which will need to originate from intense farming practices and mechanisms to boost agricultural production with the help of relevantt intellectual property laws.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 3, Page 5749 - 5766


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