IP, Technology And The Next Green Revolution For Africa11/09/2009 by Intellectual Property Watch 1 CommentShare this Story:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)IP-Watch is a non-profit independent news service, and subscribing to our service helps support our goals of bringing more transparency to global IP and innovation policies. To access all of our content, please subscribe now. You also have the opportunity to offer additional support to your subscription, or to donate.The views expressed in this column are solely those of the authors and are not associated with Intellectual Property Watch. IP-Watch expressly disclaims and refuses any responsibility or liability for the content, style or form of any posts made to this forum, which remain solely the responsibility of their authors.Achieving poverty alleviation, particularly in rural areas, will require aid to agriculture, on which three-quarters of the world’s poorest depend for their livelihoods. Representatives from the International Fund for Agricultural Development, a UN agency dedicated to eradicating rural poverty, came to the first World Intellectual Property Organization conference on key global challenges 13-14 July to discuss how intellectual property could be of use in those goals. IFAD is led by Kanayo Nwanze, of Nigeria, who took the position in February 2009.Intellectual Property Watch asked Nwanze to explain how to best create incentives for technology development aimed at helping smallholding farmers increase their production (as much agricultural technology to date has been aimed at large agribusinesses). Intellectual Property Watch also asked if steps could be taken to avoid the environmental fallout of the last great leap forward in agricultural production, the so-called Green Revolution of 1965-85, and how IP might influence the creation of that technology. Watch his answers in the videocasts below.[Note: the videos are large files and may take a while to load]Kanayo Nwanze on incentives for technology development aimed at smallholding, poor farmers. ( length – 4:42) Videocast: Play in new window | DownloadKanayo Nwanze on a new Green Revolution for Africa ( length – 4:49) Videocast: Play in new window | DownloadShare this Story:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Related"IP, Technology And The Next Green Revolution For Africa" by Intellectual Property Watch is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.