ABS in value chains


Since 2008, the ABS Initiative and its partner UEBT (Union for Ethical BioTrade) have directly supported the development of ABS-compliant value chains in Africa.

They have been raising awareness of ABS among companies in the provider and user countries, incorporating these actors in business dialogues with other stakeholder groups, and supporting the completion of ABS agreements between users and providers of genetic resources and the associated traditional knowledge.

The results laid the basis for the sub-project ABS Compliant Biotrade in South(ern) Africa (ABioSA)  and the sister project BioInnovation Africa.