Regional Workshop Series on ‘Implementing Geographical Indication (GI) System for Ceylon Tea’

22 – 30 November 2022

The Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka (IPS), in collaboration with the Center for International Research for Agriculture Development (CIRAD), Agence française de développement (AFD) and Sri Lanka Tea Board (SLTB) organized a series of regional workshops on ’Implementing Geographical Indication (GI) System for Ceylon Tea’ from 22nd– 30th November 2022 in seven tea growing regions in Sri Lanka – Baduraliya, Matara, Galle, Ratnapura, Badulla, Nuwara Eliya and Kandy. The workshops were attended by a large number of stakeholders in the tea industry including tea factory owners, tea exporters, Tea Small Holdings Development Authority (TSHDA), Tea Research Institute (TRI), Tea Smallholding District Societies and researchers.

During the workshops, IPS Research Economist and National Coordinator of the project, Ms Dilani Hirimuthugodage made presentations on ‘Present GI System in Sri Lanka’. Other resource persons who participated in the regional workshops included Dr Delphine Marie-Vivien, Intellectual Property/Geographical Indications and Food Law, Deputy Director of UMR Innovation, CIRAD, Ms Lydia Gautier, Tea Specialist, France, Dr Claire Bernard-Mongin, UMR Innovation, CIRAD, Mr Jimmy Balouzat, AirCoop, France, and Ms Aurore Lunven, Consultant, CIRAD. Ms Piyumi Rasangi, Project Officer, IPS and Ms Upuli Champika, Project Intern, IPS also participated in the workshops.

View the project fact sheet here [English] [Sinhala]

Implementing Geographical Indication (GI) System for Ceylon Tea
Implementing Geographical Indication (GI) System for Ceylon Tea
Implementing Geographical Indication (GI) System for Ceylon Tea
Implementing Geographical Indication (GI) System for Ceylon Tea
Implementing Geographical Indication (GI) System for Ceylon Tea
Implementing Geographical Indication (GI) System for Ceylon Tea
Implementing Geographical Indication (GI) System for Ceylon Tea
Implementing Geographical Indication (GI) System for Ceylon Tea
Implementing Geographical Indication (GI) System for Ceylon Tea
Implementing Geographical Indication (GI) System for Ceylon Tea
Implementing Geographical Indication (GI) System for Ceylon Tea
Implementing Geographical Indication (GI) System for Ceylon Tea