Is your organization (company, research center, foundation, NGOs) developing new ingredients or new applications of ingredients deriving from the biodiversity in Africa or other continents?
Did you know that, since October 2014*, you have legal obligations related to the access to genetic resources, and traditional knowledge associated with them, and the fair and equitable sharing of benefit arising from their utilization (ABS)? Companies and research organizations that have neglected the due diligence defined in the EU’s ABS regulation have been accused of “biopiracy” and suffered economic losses. Those who have integrated it into their operations show that they contribute to the preservation of biodiversity and its sustainable and equitable use.
* Regulation (EU) No 511/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 April 2014
Until December 6, the Bionnovation Africa project of the German cooperation agency is looking for, through a call for expression of interest, partners with concrete and economically viable proposals to advance economic relations in accordance with these principles with the following countries: Madagascar, Cameroon, South Africa, Namibia.
Project support will include:
- Training of local suppliers
- Consultations with local supplier communities
- Development of biodiversity management plans
- Facilitation of ABS negotiations
- Match-making and sector round-tables and dialogues.
- And other tailored actions
Call specialists to guide you through these new challenges to preserve biodiversity while ensuring the fair and equitable sharing of its benefits. They will also help you identify and implement opportunities to support and develop value chains that comply with the principles of ethical biotrade. Contact us to discuss confidentially your needs and projects and receive a personalized proposal.