Indigenous Inventions Protection
Mocholoko (Dr), Zulumathabo Zulu © 2019
You are an indigenous farmer who has innovated a new way that increases the yield of your plant outputs like cannabis or some medicine plant. You may have produced a new strain that boasts higher levels of CBD (cannabidiol) or phytochemicals like phenolics and flavanoids than an ordinary medicine plant. These medicinal properties are very powerful in healing diseased conditions; reversing age-related; oxidative stress or metabolic-related diseases like cancer, diabetes or cardiovascular conditions. Or you may have developed inventive process steps in terms of drying; extracting or solving the problem of impurities that often lead to blindness. Join me as I present a topic on indigenous farming and intellectual property rights.
Cannabis sativa diagnostic leaf. Picture Credit: Jon Richfield, Wikipedia.