Using IP to boost export revenues from agriculture

The Guardian, and several other sites, posted this item last week – I saw the link today on http://afro-ip.blogspot.com/2008/06/light-years-points-way-for-sub-saharan.html

The study by the non profit organisation Light Years IP, (and supported by the UK’s Department for International Development) focuses on the potential of IP to raise income for low earning producers in sub-Saharan Africa. Ron Layton, CEO of Light Years IP said,

“In the course of doing this study, we came to realise that across 14 products there could be an average increase of 230 to 350 percent in the income that could come back to the developing countries.”

The example of Ethiopian coffee was also mentioned (an item we recently blogged http://www.cas-ip.org/?p=129).” You can download the report “Distinctive values in African exports – how Intellectual Property can raise export income and alleviate poverty” from the Light Years IP site http://www.lightyearsip.net/scopingstudy/

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One response to “Using IP to boost export revenues from agriculture

  1. Pingback: CAS-IP » Update on last post: Using IP to boost export revenues from agriculture

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