chapter  5
The International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture with the International Undertaking on Plant Genetic Resources
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This chapter selects the two policies most directly influential for Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (PGRFA) management in the country, Executive Order (EO) 247 and the Plant Variety Protection (PVP) Act. It discusses the relevance of advocacy coalitions as a concept for describing the actor constellations pertaining to the EO 247 process and analyzing the relative influence of the various actors as a mechanism of influence with regard to the relative effects of international regimes. The chapter shows how and why the various actors achieved the influence they did and why PGRFA interests received so little attention. It shows how the actors engaged in the field of PGRFA influenced the process leading up to the adoption of EO 247. Development Alternatives Inc. (DAI) was among other projects within the AGILE program tasked with introducing UPOV'91-compatible legislation in the Philippines on plant variety protection.