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Introducing the Manual for Geographical Indications in Africa

Over the last 20 years, Geographical Indications (GIs) have emerged as a global phenomenon, generating growing interest among producers, consumers, scholars and policymakers. The experience of GIs in Africa shows that they deserve solid national and [...]

OAPI, ARIPO and WIPO adopt resolutions for development of GI Governance

The importance of the contribution of GIs to sustainable development in Africa was underlined during a two-day round table organised jointly by OAPI, ARIPO and WIPO in Yaoundé, on “Geographical Indications in Africa: Challenges of Territorial Development, Economic Integration and Trade”.


Presentation of the first report of the Task force rural Africa (TFRA)

On 7 March 2019, the Task force rural Africa, after consultations of its members, presented its first recommendations in the form of a report, submitted as part of the wider Joint Africa EU Strategy (JAES). These recommendations extend to mainly four strategic areas for action: