Creation of African Geographical Indications manual
As stated in the continental GI strategy for Africa, the value of GIs needs to be highlighted through specifically supporting the effective progress of African geographical indications (GIs).
In order to promote GIs in Africa and enhance the knowledge about them, AfrIPI will develop a detailed geographical indications manual focusing exclusively on the specific African context. It will document examples of good practices and GI success stories to address the shortfalls identified in the African GIs (including analysis and recommendations on functional GI associations and effective controls). The importance of sustainability with regards to GIs will be also documented, as well as the contribution of GIs to the economic development of the agrarian sector in Africa.