15/12/2011 – “GIs in Africa: State of the Art and Strategies for the Future”


On 15 December, the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Development ACP-EU (CTA) and oriGIn launched their joint publication “Practical Manual on Geographical Indications for ACP countries”, at an event on GIs in Africa organized by the French Mission to the WTO and “l’Organisation de la Francophonie” within the framework of the 8th WTO Ministerial Conference:

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This publication aims to serve as a practical tool to assist interested stakeholders (mainly producers and policy-makers) in ACP countries to grasp the GI scheme. Intended to be understood by non-specialists, the manual explores the key issues concerning GIs, from the most important definitions to the legal options available to protect GIs and the operational aspects of setting-up sustainable GIs.

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