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Spore N. 171

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In this issue

Interview

Upgrading a gift of nature

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Interview with Marie-Antoinette Haba, the focal point for geographical indicators at the Ministry of Agriculture in Guinea

Dossier
Analysis

What do farmers in your country produce that nobody else can? No matter where you live, an answer no doubt comes easily to mind. The famous products of specific regions, rooted in local environment and tradition, are an ancient form of ‘branding’ that is still practised everywhere.

Field report

Penja white pepper, produced in Cameroon, has led the way as one of Africa’s first GI protected crops – a lengthy process but one which is now bringing farmers deserved rewards.