CLDP Holds Workshop on the Prevention of Counterfeit and Illegal Agro-Inputs

June 18, 2014 - June 19, 2014

CLDP hosted a Workshop on the Prevention of  Counterfeit and Illegal Agro-Inputs in Bamako, Mali on June 17-18, 2014. In addition to oversight of agricultural product distribution, the workshop covered the detection and prevention of fake agriculture products including pesticides, fertilizers, seeds and animal vaccines. The workshop included public- and private-sector stakeholders and representatives from farming associations in Mali.


The program aimed to help shape the national dialogue on the spread of counterfeit, illegal, and adulterated agricultural products and what can be done to protect farmers, food security, and the national economy from the effects of counterfeit and substandard products. It also included an overview of counterfeit products' impact on public health and food security, technologies that can help protect farmers from counterfeit products, and ways to improve cooperation between government agencies and other stakeholders in combatting counterfeit products. The workshop aimed to build the awareness and capacity of local stakeholders and help the Malian government shape its national strategy on the subject.


This program was organized in cooperation with CropLife, the Institute of Research Against Counterfeit Medicines, and the International Fertilizer Development Center. It was funded by USAID’s Feed the Future Initiative, the business-enabling environment component of the African Growth and Competitiveness Initiative (AGCI) centering on intellectual property rights.

Upcoming Programs

August 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021

Throughout the quarter, CLDP engaged with numerous experts to prepare and record eight separate sessions on trade topics, specifically designed for Afghanistan’s approximately 25 Commercial Attachés posted throughout the world. In May 2018, CLDP spent one week training the same group of Attachés in a comprehensive course designed for them prior to their departure. This updated training course is intended to provide more advanced training on relevant topics now that the Attachés have been serving in their posts for more than two years.  The topics for these presentations were identified based on consultations with the Attachés and relevant stakeholders in the last quarter. Topics include drafting international contracts, attracting foreign direct investment, negotiation strategies, and two sessions on working trade shows. The series of pre-recorded virtual presentations, including translated copies of the presentations, will be delivered on a rolling basis to the Attachés. In addition, future topics will be recorded and shared with the participants. These virtual recordings will be saved in an online repository, which will be available for any interested party to view, including the private sector. 

March 15, 2021 - May 24, 2021

CLDP in close collaboration with the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) trained Bahrain Innovation and Technology Center (BITC) staff regarding filing patents in the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council).  This program was part of a CLDP/USPTO collaboration to conduct over 40 hours of intellectual property training for the BITC.  The program included training on how to obtain patents and copyrights in the US as well as other jurisdictions.  

CLDP in Action

February 24, 2021 - February 25, 2021

On February 24-25, CLDP conducted a workshop on FIDIC contracts for a delegation of Sri Lankan officials from the Attorney General’s office.

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