Visit OAPI to raise awareness of the Plant Breeders' Rights system

News publication date: 24 June 2022

From 13 to 17 June and from 20 to 24 June Naktuinbouw will receive two African OAPI delegations. The purpose of these two visits is to exchange knowledge about Plant Breeders' Rights and technical variety testing (DUS).

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The European Commission supports a major project (PPOV), among others for the development and strengthening of the Plant Breeders' |Rights system in West Africa. The visits to Naktuinbouw are part of the 'TradeCom II – ACP Trade Capacity Building Programme' (ACP = The African Caribbean and Pacific group of states) and are a follow-up to the project that started in 2019: Greater awareness of Plant Breeders' Rights in African countries: OAPI


A large part of the western (French-speaking) countries of Africa became UPOV members several years ago. Their regional office for Plant Breeders' Rights is OAPI (Organisation Africaine de la Propriété Intellectuelle in Yaoundé, Cameroon). An organization comparable to the CPVO within Europe. The organisations that cooperate and provide technical support to OAPI are: the International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV), the Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO), the French Seeds and Plants Intergovernmental Group (GNIS), GEVES and Naktuinbouw.

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