The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) recently published a report on “The case for geographical indication protection of the Mozambique white prawn”.
This study analyses the GI potential in the fishery sectors in Mozambique as a tool for sustainable development, focusing one promising product.: the Mozambique white shrimp, obtained mainly in the regions of Sofala Bank, Maputo Bay, and the mouth of the Limpopo River, the product with the highest commercial value and social impact in Mozambique.
The case study, presented in the form of a technical specification for the Mozambican white prawn, confirms that it qualifies for GI protection under the national law and highly recommends its registration. To this end, the study highlights the importance to engage stakeholders in a participative and inclusive process.
In 2018, “Cabrito de Tete” (tete goat meat), a local, oat breed from Tete province, was the first GI registered in Mozambique (ARIPO)