Six Case Studies in Latin America and the Caribbean: Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit Sharing






The chapters in this document explain how the countries of the region clearly recognize their wealth in genetic diversity, but face the enormous challenge of regulation the access to these biological resources, as well as defining and sharing the benefits (be they monetary or not) that all that biological wealth may yield. In this respect, all six case studies will reveal the close links among the various segments of society related to the issue of ABS, represented by: local communities and indigenous peoples; researchers working on bioprospecting and scientific research; the private sector, and universities, among the main groups

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