PROJECT COUNTRY PARTNERS DATE OBJECTIVES

Ethiopia_Support EU-Coffee Action for Ethiopia (EU-CAfE)

Ethiopia

European Commission

2019-2023

This activity is designed to support smallholder coffee producers, processors, traders and their organisations to improve: productivity; quality with focus on specialty and traceable coffees; value chain development; and trade transparency through public-private-partnership dialogues to increase income shares of stakeholders and to enable Ethiopia to gain more from coffee trade. Also meant to pilot the registration of some Ethiopian coffees through Geographic Indications (GIs); install and operationalise information technology systems; and establish interactive extension management and market information systems.

Projet pour la protection par l'indication géographique de la viande de "Cabri de Tete" en République du Mozambique

Mozambique

WIPO / FAO

2017-2018

Le but du projet est le développement de l'IGI « le cabri de Tete » (une viande de la province de Tete, première région d’élevage de chèvre du Mozambique). L´IG a été reconnudans le mois de Juin 2018, en devenant la première IG du pays.

Project on branding of Taita baskets

Kenya

WIPO; JPO; KIPI

2016-2017

This project focused on the branding of Taita baskets in Kenya and had as a result the official registration of “Taita Basket” as a collective mark in April 2017.

HILFRTAD project

Tunisia

Ministry of Agriculture and Industry; Italian Cooperation

2015-2016

 

Twinning project on labelling of agricultural products

Algeria

EU

2014-2016

As part of the Association Agreement with the EU, the Algeria GI-AO (appellation of origin) twinning project on the labelling of agricultural products (2014–2016) was developed. This project led to the recognition of two new GIs: Tolga Deglet Nour date and Beni Maouche dry fig.

PAMPAT project

Tunisia

Ministry of Agriculture and Industry; UNIDO; Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs

2013-2017

The project targets a harissa collective label.

Programme d'action sur les indications géographiques (PA-IG)

Tunisia

AFD; Ministry of Agriculture; CIRAD

2012-2014

Les objectifs de ce projet sont l´obtention de la reconnaissance internationale (CE) de 2 à 3 produits inscrits sous forme d’IG (grenades, huile d’olive, dattes Deglet Nour). ; le renforcement des capacités de la Direction Générale de la Production Agricole (DGPA) du Ministère de l’Agriculture chargée de gérer les signes de qualité en Tunisie ; et la capitalisation sur les démarches d’accompagnement des produits pilotes retenus en matière de traçabilité et de IG afin d’orienter les stratégies d’intervention sur d’autres filières d’exportation à l’échelle nationale.

Promotion of Origin-linked quality products in four African countries

Mali; Senegal,
Guinea Bissau;
Sierra Leone

FAO; Slow Food

2011-2012

The focus of the project is the promotion of the Agri-Food Biodiversity and Development of the Local and Export Market in four West African Countries: Mali, Senegal, Guinea Bissau and Sierra Leone.  

Identification of origin-linked products in the Kindia region

Guinea

FAO; Italian Government

2011-2012

This activity is a component of the project funded by Italy to contribute to reducing poverty in the Kindia region.The objective of this component is to promote the value of agricultural biodiversity and local food, through an inventory of origin-linked products,
the identification of the products with the highest potential for their qualification (proposal specifications), and the participation of farmers at the fair international Slow Food to promote products identified and establish contacts for marketing.

PAMPIG

Cameroon,
Guinea.

AFD; OAPI; CIRAD

2010-2014

This project provides technical assistance to support the establishment of GIs in OAPI member states, which led to the registration of the first three GIs in sub-Saharan Africa: Penja white pepper and Oku white honey in Cameroon, and Ziama Macenta coffee in Guinea.

Trade Capacity Building Programme (PRCC - Programme de renforcement des capacités commerciales)

Cameroon;
Guinea; Ivory
Coast

AFD; OAPI

2009-2014

The project aims to provide support to the member states of OAPI (Organisation Africaine de Propriété Intellectuelle) in implementing, controlling and protecting Geographical Indications (GIs).

Strengthening the Intellectual Property System in Ghana.

Ghana

IPI; Ministry Of Trade & Industry; Ghanainan Project
Authority; Ghanainan Copyright Office Swiss Embassy

2009-2012

The objective of this project is to assist Ghana in designing a modern balanced system of intellectual property rights (IPR). This includes support for setting up TRIPS-compliant development-friendly laws, geographical indications included.

Feasibility study for a geographical indication on the Dogon shallot and proposition of action plan

Mali

World Bank / CIRAD

2009/2010

The project aims at conducting a scoping study to assess the desirability and feasibility of introducing recognition
of identification for protected shallot Plateau Dogon and at proposing a plan of support of at least two groups of producers of shallot in the process of obtaining recognition of GIs around the Plateau Dogon shallot if the study is favourable.

Support to value chain organisation and development of a geographical indications for the Saffron of Taliouine

Morocco

FAO; Ministry of Agriculture of Morocco; Ormvat
Migration and Development

2008-2010

The main objective of this project is the improvement of small-scale mountain producers’ livelihood in the area of Atlas Mountains, by implementing a concrete strategy for adding value to Saffron of Taliouine and Tazenakht, including the development of a specific quality scheme.

Support to development and the implementation of a Recognition System for Specific Quality Signs and Origin-linked labels In Morocco

Morocco

FAO; Ministry of Agriculture of Morocco; Comader

2008-2009

The main objective of this project is to support Moroccan ministerial departments in the implementation of the institutional framework for promoting and preserving origin-linked quality products.

Support to development and implementation of a control system for origin-linked quality products

Tunisia

FAO; Ministry of Agriculture of Tunisia; APIA
Groupements Interprofessionnels

2008-2009

The main objective of the project is to support the implementation of the legal and institutional framework and the development of quality linked to geographical origin schemes.

Technical cooperation to support implementation of the origin based and quality signs institutional framework

Tunisia

FAO

2008-2009

The Pomegranate of Gabès is produced in the oasis of Gabès on the coast and enjoys a good reputation, especially in Gulf countries to which they are exported. In order to assess the European export market potential, a commercial partnership with a local exporter led to selling a limited volume of pomegranates in a wholesale market in Rungis (France) with a specific reference to its origin-linked quality. This experience permitted testing of wholesalers’ interest, established relationships with traders and checked the guarantee system’s efficiency.
Sbiba apple was also a pilot scheme.

Consolidation of 4 existing GIs

Tunisia

AFD

 

The project aims to consolidate the existing GIs: Dates of Nefzaoua, Teboursouk olive oil, Pomegranate of Gabès, Figs of Djebba.

Support the establishment of 3 GIs

São Tomé and
Príncipe

IFAD

 

This pilot initiative is aimed to support the establishment of three GIs for cocoa, coffee and pepper in São Tomé and Príncipe.

Kisii Soapstone Project on Leveraging Market Potential

Kenya

WIPO; JPO; WCDS; KCG; KIPI

 

The project focuses on Leveraging Market Potential of Kisii Soapstone through Innovation and Intellectual Property Rights.

Branding and protecting Zanzibar clove.

Zanzibar (Tanzania)

International Trade Centre (ITC); WIPO

 

Project for branding and protecting Zanzibar clove.

PAMPIG 2

Benin

FAO/ AFD/ UE/ OAPI

 

This project focuses on the Bread loaf pinapple of Plateau d’Allada.

PAMPIG 2

Benin

AFD/ OAPI

 

The project focuses on Gari sohoui de Savalou.

PAMPIG 2

Cameroon

AFD / OAPI

 

The project focuses on Red cocoa.

PAMPIG 2

Cameroon

AFD / OAPI

 

Consolidation of the existing GIs: Oku honey and Penja pepper.

PAMPIG 2

Cape Verde

WIPO

 

The project focuses on Fogo wine.

PAMPIG 2

Ivory Coast

AFD / OAPI

 

The project focuses on two products : Attieké des lagunes and Baoulé cloth

PAMPIG 2

Guinea

AFD/ OAPI

 

Consolidation of the existing GI (Ziama-Macenta coffee)

EU-JRDP promotion of GIs in Marsa Matrouh

Egypt

European Commission

 

Implementation of GIs in Marsa Matrouh

Capacity building of the national GIs committee.

Niger

FAO

 

The objective of the project is to train the members of the national GIs committee.

Madd (Saba Senegalensis) project

Senegal

WIPO / FAO

 

The focus of the project is the Madd (Saba Senegalensis) product.

Coffee from Rwenzori Mountains

Uganda

European Commission; EuropAid

 

This project focuses on the Coffee from Rwenzori Mountains.

Support to the development of GIs in Niger Niger FAO / OAPI   Support to the development of GIs in Niger: Following the training of the national GI committee in 2018, FAO  is supporting the development of GIs in Niger. FAO’s focus is on the registration of the oignon violet de Galmi as a GI and also the organization of a seminar for raising awareness of potential donors.
Support to the registration of the Madd from Casamance as a GI Senegal FAO / WIPO   Madd (Saba senegalensis) is a forest fruit from the Casamance region in Senegal, sold fresh or as a processed product such as jam, juice, fudge or syrup. The leaves are used in the preparation of sauces and condiments. Madd is rich in energy, vitamin C, fibre, calcium, magnesium and phosphorous. In 2017, FAO) supported a survey to assess the eligibility of Madd for GI registration. Since then, FAO and WIPO are supporting  stakeholders coordination at local and national levels towards the GI process. The objective is to create added value to all the stakeholders of the value chain, to strengthen its organization (pickers, processors, traders) to preserve the traditional use of Madd and to preserve also the fruits Madd, threatened of extinction  and  the forests because of sustainable practices. The Association pour la protection et la promotion du Madd de Casamance (APPIGMAC) has been constituted in November 2019. The code of practice will be soon soon finalized. The application for registration should take place in 2021.
Project ‘’ Support to the registration of the ‘’Cabrito di Tete’’ as a GI   WIPO, FAO and EUIPO   The aim of the project was the implementation  of the GI the ‘’Cabrito di Tete’’, a meat from the Tete region, important region for the breeding. The Association for the protection of the Cabrito de Tete has been created. The IG ‘’Cabrito di Tete’’ was registred in June 2020. 
Project ‘’pineapple sugar loaf from Allada Plateau”   FAO, PARASEP, EC, AFD   The aim of this project was to improve the productivity of pineapple sugar loaf and to implement the GI. An association to protect the GI was created. The GI ‘’pineapple sugar loaf from Allada Plateau’’was registered in October 2020.