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 international protection and are a valuable development tool.

A comprehensive manual on GIs in Africa has been developed by several experts under the Intellectual Property Rights and Innovation project in Africa (AfrIPI). The main authors of this publication are Massimo Vittori, Managing Director of oriGIn, Luis Fernando Samper, International GI Expert, and Monique Bagal, International GI Expert within the AfrIPI project. It is now available online in English and French.

The manual can be accessed here.

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