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Indian, MNC seed firms form new association

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Global and domestic like Monsanto, Syngenta, and have formed a new association 'Alliance for Agri Innovation' to take up the policy issues related to the sector and promote new

Bioscience, Dow Agro Sciences, DuPont Pioneer, Mahyco and Metahelix are also members of 'Alliance for Agri Innovation' (AAI).

The new association has been formed amid a legal battle between US biotech and Indian firm over patent and royalty issues.

Recently, the dismissed Monsanto's plea to enforce the patent for its cotton seeds in

The AAI said in a statement that this is a new industry body to promote new and emerging for the benefit of Indian farmers.

The association said that it would focus on promoting the development of and other emerging plant breeding innovations in to create value for farmers in

The AAI would also work with all stakeholders to create an ecosystem which provides protection for Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), the statement said.

AAI's said the members have come together to promote innovation in

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, April 16 2018. 16:55 IST