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CarIPI, in cooperation with the CPVO and UPOV, is actively involved in the roll-out of the Caribbean Week of Agriculture

The Caribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA) is the premier event on the regional agricultural calendar. It provides a forum for the key decision-makers in the region’s public and private sectors to better acknowledge the importance of agriculture and rural life for the region’s economic, social and environmental stability.

CarIPI (CARIFORUM Intellectual Property Rights and Innovation project), the International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV) and the Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO) collaborated in the CWA 2021 to implement a series of activities focused on the intellectual property aspects of regional food systems. The aim of the event was to raise awareness among entrepreneurs and stakeholders at the decision- and policy-making levels of the potential benefits of using intellectual property rights (IPRs) strategically in the agricultural sector, with a specific focus on trade marks, plant variety rights and geographical indications.

CarIPI’s contribution started with a webinar on ‘IPRs as Key Instruments for the Development of Innovative, Sustainable and Dynamic Agri-Industries’ on 4 October, and was complemented by a virtual booth where interested participants were able to speak to experts. As well, CarIPI had an intervention at the ministerial-level meeting.

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