Vleifontein

Farm, North-West

South Africa

Vleifontein

Ghana Joins Arusha Protocol for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants <a href="https://www.wipo.int/members/en/details.jsp?country_code=GH" rel="noreferrer nofollow">Ghana</a> deposited on November 24, 2023, its instrument of ratification to the Arusha Protocol for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants, with Bemanya Twebaze (first from right), Director General of the African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO).

The instrument of ratification was deposited by Godfred Yeboah Dame (second from right), Attorney-General, and Grace Issahaque (first from right), Registrar-General, both from the Ministry of Justice of Ghana.

WIPO Director General Daren Tang (second from left) was also present during the event.

The Arusha Protocol of the Protection of New Varieties of Plants promotes having a dynamic, diverse and thriving community of plant breeders and empowers farmers with climate-smart varieties, to increase productivity and access markets worldwide, according to their needs and aspirations.

More: <a href="https://www.wipo.int/about-wipo/en/dg_tang/news/2023/news_0055.html" rel="noreferrer nofollow">WIPO Director General Holds Extensive Talks with Botswana’s President on Transformative Power of IP, Pledges Support to Botswana in Developing Innovation Ecosystem, Attends ARIPO Ministerial Meeting</a>.  

Copyright: WIPO. Photo: Samar Shamoon. This work is licensed under a <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/" rel="noreferrer nofollow">Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License</a>.
Ghana Joins Arusha Protocol for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants Credit: WIPO | OMPI

Vleifontein is a farm located in the North-West province of South Africa. It spans over a vast area, covering approximately thousands of hectares of land. The farm is situated in a rural setting, surrounded by picturesque landscapes and natural beauty.

Vleifontein is renowned for its agricultural activities, primarily focusing on livestock farming. The farm is home to a diverse range of animals, including cattle, sheep, and goats. These animals are raised and bred for meat production, with a strong emphasis on sustainable and ethical farming practices.

The farm's fertile soil and favorable climate also make it suitable for crop cultivation. Various crops such as maize, wheat, and sunflowers are grown on the farm, contributing to the local agricultural industry.

Vleifontein is not only known for its agricultural activities but also for its commitment to conservation and environmental sustainability. The farm has implemented measures to preserve its natural habitats and protect wildlife species that inhabit the area. It also engages in eco-tourism, offering visitors the opportunity to experience the farm's natural beauty and observe its diverse flora and fauna.

In addition to its agricultural and environmental initiatives, Vleifontein provides employment opportunities to the local community, making a positive socio-economic impact in the region.

Overall, Vleifontein is a significant farm in the North-West province of South Africa, contributing to the agricultural sector, conservation efforts, and local economy.

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Ghana Joins Arusha Protocol for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants <a href="https://www.wipo.int/members/en/details.jsp?country_code=GH" rel="noreferrer nofollow">Ghana</a> deposited on November 24, 2023, its instrument of ratification to the Arusha Protocol for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants, with Bemanya Twebaze (first from right), Director General of the African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO).

The instrument of ratification was deposited by Godfred Yeboah Dame (second from right), Attorney-General, and Grace Issahaque (first from right), Registrar-General, both from the Ministry of Justice of Ghana.

WIPO Director General Daren Tang (second from left) was also present during the event.

The Arusha Protocol of the Protection of New Varieties of Plants promotes having a dynamic, diverse and thriving community of plant breeders and empowers farmers with climate-smart varieties, to increase productivity and access markets worldwide, according to their needs and aspirations.

More: <a href="https://www.wipo.int/about-wipo/en/dg_tang/news/2023/news_0055.html" rel="noreferrer nofollow">WIPO Director General Holds Extensive Talks with Botswana’s President on Transformative Power of IP, Pledges Support to Botswana in Developing Innovation Ecosystem, Attends ARIPO Ministerial Meeting</a>.  

Copyright: WIPO. Photo: Samar Shamoon. This work is licensed under a <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/" rel="noreferrer nofollow">Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License</a>.
Ghana Joins Arusha Protocol for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants
Ghana deposited on November 24, 2023, its instrument of ratification to the Arusha Protocol for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants, with Bemanya Twebaze (first from right), Director General of the African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO). The instrument of ratification was deposited by Godfred Yeboah Dame (second from right), Attorney-General, and Grace Issahaque (first from right), Registrar-General, both from the Ministry of Justice of Ghana. WIPO Director General Daren Tang (second from left) was also present during the event. The Arusha Protocol of the Protection of New Varieties of Plants promotes having a dynamic, diverse and thriving community of plant breeders and empowers farmers with climate-smart varieties, to increase productivity and access markets worldwide, according to their needs and aspirations. More: WIPO Director General Holds Extensive Talks with Botswana’s President on Transformative Power of IP, Pledges Support to Botswana in Developing Innovation Ecosystem, Attends ARIPO Ministerial Meeting. Copyright: WIPO. Photo: Samar Shamoon. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
WIPO Director General Attends ARIPO Council of Ministers WIPO Director General Daren Tang speaks to the 19th Session of the Council of Ministers of ARIPO on November 24, 2023, in Gaborone. President Mokgweetsi Masisi of <a href="https://www.wipo.int/members/en/details.jsp?country_code=BW" rel="noreferrer nofollow">Botswana</a> also addressed the opening session. 

More: <a href="https://www.wipo.int/about-wipo/en/dg_tang/news/2023/news_0055.html" rel="noreferrer nofollow">WIPO Director General Holds Extensive Talks with Botswana’s President on Transformative Power of IP, Pledges Support to Botswana in Developing Innovation Ecosystem, Attends ARIPO Ministerial Meeting</a>.  

Copyright: WIPO. Photo: Samar Shamoon. This work is licensed under a <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/" rel="noreferrer nofollow">Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License</a>.
WIPO Director General Attends ARIPO Council of Ministers
WIPO Director General Daren Tang speaks to the 19th Session of the Council of Ministers of ARIPO on November 24, 2023, in Gaborone. President Mokgweetsi Masisi of Botswana also addressed the opening session. More: WIPO Director General Holds Extensive Talks with Botswana’s President on Transformative Power of IP, Pledges Support to Botswana in Developing Innovation Ecosystem, Attends ARIPO Ministerial Meeting. Copyright: WIPO. Photo: Samar Shamoon. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
WIPO Director General Attends ARIPO Council of Ministers WIPO Director General Daren Tang (fifth from left) and Deputy Director General Hasan Kleib (sixth from left) pose with staff from the Companies and Intellectual Property Authority (CIPA) of <a href="https://www.wipo.int/members/en/details.jsp?country_code=BW" rel="noreferrer nofollow">Botswana</a>  who organized the 19th Session of the Council of Ministers of ARIPO on November 24, 2023, in Gaborone. President Mokgweetsi Masisi of Botswana also addressed the opening session. 

More: <a href="https://www.wipo.int/about-wipo/en/dg_tang/news/2023/news_0055.html" rel="noreferrer nofollow">WIPO Director General Holds Extensive Talks with Botswana’s President on Transformative Power of IP, Pledges Support to Botswana in Developing Innovation Ecosystem, Attends ARIPO Ministerial Meeting</a>.  

Copyright: WIPO. Photo: Samar Shamoon. This work is licensed under a <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/" rel="noreferrer nofollow">Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License</a>.
WIPO Director General Attends ARIPO Council of Ministers
WIPO Director General Daren Tang (fifth from left) and Deputy Director General Hasan Kleib (sixth from left) pose with staff from the Companies and Intellectual Property Authority (CIPA) of Botswana who organized the 19th Session of the Council of Ministers of ARIPO on November 24, 2023, in Gaborone. President Mokgweetsi Masisi of Botswana also addressed the opening session. More: WIPO Director General Holds Extensive Talks with Botswana’s President on Transformative Power of IP, Pledges Support to Botswana in Developing Innovation Ecosystem, Attends ARIPO Ministerial Meeting. Copyright: WIPO. Photo: Samar Shamoon. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
WIPO Director General Attends ARIPO Council of Ministers WIPO Director General Daren Tang (left) and President Mokgweetsi Masisi of <a href="https://www.wipo.int/members/en/details.jsp?country_code=BW" rel="noreferrer nofollow">Botswana</a> addressed the opening session of the council of Ministers of ARIPO on November 24, 2023, in Gaborone.

More: <a href="https://www.wipo.int/about-wipo/en/dg_tang/news/2023/news_0055.html" rel="noreferrer nofollow">WIPO Director General Holds Extensive Talks with Botswana’s President on Transformative Power of IP, Pledges Support to Botswana in Developing Innovation Ecosystem, Attends ARIPO Ministerial Meeting</a>.  

Copyright: WIPO. Photo: Samar Shamoon. This work is licensed under a <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/" rel="noreferrer nofollow">Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License</a>.
WIPO Director General Attends ARIPO Council of Ministers
WIPO Director General Daren Tang (left) and President Mokgweetsi Masisi of Botswana addressed the opening session of the council of Ministers of ARIPO on November 24, 2023, in Gaborone. More: WIPO Director General Holds Extensive Talks with Botswana’s President on Transformative Power of IP, Pledges Support to Botswana in Developing Innovation Ecosystem, Attends ARIPO Ministerial Meeting. Copyright: WIPO. Photo: Samar Shamoon. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
WIPO Director General Attends ARIPO Council of Ministers WIPO Director General Daren Tang (far right) and President Mokgweetsi Masisi (center) of <a href="https://www.wipo.int/members/en/details.jsp?country_code=BW" rel="noreferrer nofollow">Botswana</a> addressed the opening session of theCouncil of Ministers of ARIPO on November 24, 2023, in Gaborone.

More: <a href="https://www.wipo.int/about-wipo/en/dg_tang/news/2023/news_0055.html" rel="noreferrer nofollow">WIPO Director General Holds Extensive Talks with Botswana’s President on Transformative Power of IP, Pledges Support to Botswana in Developing Innovation Ecosystem, Attends ARIPO Ministerial Meeting</a>.  

Copyright: WIPO. Photo: Samar Shamoon. This work is licensed under a <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/" rel="noreferrer nofollow">Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License</a>.
WIPO Director General Attends ARIPO Council of Ministers
WIPO Director General Daren Tang (far right) and President Mokgweetsi Masisi (center) of Botswana addressed the opening session of theCouncil of Ministers of ARIPO on November 24, 2023, in Gaborone. More: WIPO Director General Holds Extensive Talks with Botswana’s President on Transformative Power of IP, Pledges Support to Botswana in Developing Innovation Ecosystem, Attends ARIPO Ministerial Meeting. Copyright: WIPO. Photo: Samar Shamoon. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
WIPO Director General Attends ARIPO Council of Ministers WIPO Director General Daren Tang (front row, third from right) and President Mokgweetsi Masisi (center front row) of <a href="https://www.wipo.int/members/en/details.jsp?country_code=BW" rel="noreferrer nofollow">Botswana</a> addressed the opening session of the Council of Ministers of ARIPO on November 24, 2023, in Gaborone. Other ministers attending the meeting pose in this photo.

More: <a href="https://www.wipo.int/about-wipo/en/dg_tang/news/2023/news_0055.html" rel="noreferrer nofollow">WIPO Director General Holds Extensive Talks with Botswana’s President on Transformative Power of IP, Pledges Support to Botswana in Developing Innovation Ecosystem, Attends ARIPO Ministerial Meeting</a>.  

Copyright: WIPO. Photo: Samar Shamoon. This work is licensed under a <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/" rel="noreferrer nofollow">Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License</a>.
WIPO Director General Attends ARIPO Council of Ministers
WIPO Director General Daren Tang (front row, third from right) and President Mokgweetsi Masisi (center front row) of Botswana addressed the opening session of the Council of Ministers of ARIPO on November 24, 2023, in Gaborone. Other ministers attending the meeting pose in this photo. More: WIPO Director General Holds Extensive Talks with Botswana’s President on Transformative Power of IP, Pledges Support to Botswana in Developing Innovation Ecosystem, Attends ARIPO Ministerial Meeting. Copyright: WIPO. Photo: Samar Shamoon. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
WIPO Director General Attends Cultural Event During Botswana Visit A traditional group of dancers from Botswana Phatisi perform at an event organized by the Companies and IP Authority (CIPA) and the creative sector during the visit of WIPO Director General Daren Tang during an official visit to <a href="https://www.wipo.int/members/en/details.jsp?country_code=BW" rel="noreferrer nofollow">Botswana</a> from November 23-24, 2023.

Mr. Tang also met with senior government officials and other innovation ecosystem stakeholders during his visit to the country. 

More: <a href="https://www.wipo.int/about-wipo/en/dg_tang/news/2023/news_0055.html" rel="noreferrer nofollow">WIPO Director General Holds Extensive Talks with Botswana’s President on Transformative Power of IP, Pledges Support to Botswana in Developing Innovation Ecosystem, Attends ARIPO Ministerial Meeting</a>.  

Copyright: WIPO. Photo: Samar Shamoon. This work is licensed under a <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/" rel="noreferrer nofollow">Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License</a>.
WIPO Director General Attends Cultural Event During Botswana Visit
A traditional group of dancers from Botswana Phatisi perform at an event organized by the Companies and IP Authority (CIPA) and the creative sector during the visit of WIPO Director General Daren Tang during an official visit to Botswana from November 23-24, 2023. Mr. Tang also met with senior government officials and other innovation ecosystem stakeholders during his visit to the country. More: WIPO Director General Holds Extensive Talks with Botswana’s President on Transformative Power of IP, Pledges Support to Botswana in Developing Innovation Ecosystem, Attends ARIPO Ministerial Meeting. Copyright: WIPO. Photo: Samar Shamoon. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
WIPO Director General Meets Botswana's Minister of Youth Empowerment, Sport and Culture WIPO Director General Daren Tang (right) met on November 23, 2023, with Tumiso Macdonald Rakgare, Minister of Youth Empowerment, Sport and Culture  of <a href="https://www.wipo.int/directory/en/details.jsp?country_code=BW" rel="noreferrer nofollow">Botswana</a>. 

During an official visit to Botswana from November 23-24, 2023, Mr. Tang met with senior government officials and other innovation ecosystem stakeholders in the country. 

More: <a href="https://www.wipo.int/about-wipo/en/dg_tang/news/2023/news_0055.html" rel="noreferrer nofollow">WIPO Director General Holds Extensive Talks with Botswana’s President on Transformative Power of IP, Pledges Support to Botswana in Developing Innovation Ecosystem, Attends ARIPO Ministerial Meeting</a>.  

Copyright: WIPO. Photo: Samar Shamoon. This work is licensed under a <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/" rel="noreferrer nofollow">Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License</a>.
WIPO Director General Meets Botswana's Minister of Youth Empowerment, Sport and Culture
WIPO Director General Daren Tang (right) met on November 23, 2023, with Tumiso Macdonald Rakgare, Minister of Youth Empowerment, Sport and Culture of Botswana. During an official visit to Botswana from November 23-24, 2023, Mr. Tang met with senior government officials and other innovation ecosystem stakeholders in the country. More: WIPO Director General Holds Extensive Talks with Botswana’s President on Transformative Power of IP, Pledges Support to Botswana in Developing Innovation Ecosystem, Attends ARIPO Ministerial Meeting. Copyright: WIPO. Photo: Samar Shamoon. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
WIPO Director General Meets Botswana Ministers WIPO Director General Daren Tang (center) met on November 23, 2023, with Mmusi Kgafela (left), Minister of Trade and Industry and Karabo Gare (right), Minister of Entrepreneurship, of <a href="https://www.wipo.int/directory/en/details.jsp?country_code=BW" rel="noreferrer nofollow">Botswana</a>. 

During an official visit to Botswana from November 23-24, 2023, Mr. Tang met with senior government officials and other innovation ecosystem stakeholders in the country. 

More: <a href="https://www.wipo.int/about-wipo/en/dg_tang/news/2023/news_0055.html" rel="noreferrer nofollow">WIPO Director General Holds Extensive Talks with Botswana’s President on Transformative Power of IP, Pledges Support to Botswana in Developing Innovation Ecosystem, Attends ARIPO Ministerial Meeting</a>.  

Copyright: WIPO. Photo: Samar Shamoon. This work is licensed under a <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/" rel="noreferrer nofollow">Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License</a>.
WIPO Director General Meets Botswana Ministers
WIPO Director General Daren Tang (center) met on November 23, 2023, with Mmusi Kgafela (left), Minister of Trade and Industry and Karabo Gare (right), Minister of Entrepreneurship, of Botswana. During an official visit to Botswana from November 23-24, 2023, Mr. Tang met with senior government officials and other innovation ecosystem stakeholders in the country. More: WIPO Director General Holds Extensive Talks with Botswana’s President on Transformative Power of IP, Pledges Support to Botswana in Developing Innovation Ecosystem, Attends ARIPO Ministerial Meeting. Copyright: WIPO. Photo: Samar Shamoon. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
WIPO Director General Meets Botswana Cabinet Ministers WIPO Director General Daren Tang (third from right) met on November 23, 2023, with Mmusi Kgafela (second from left, Minister of Trade and Industry and Karabo Gare (third from left), Minister of Entrepreneurship, of <a href="https://www.wipo.int/directory/en/details.jsp?country_code=BW" rel="noreferrer nofollow">Botswana</a>. 

During an official visit to Botswana from November 23-24, 2023, Mr. Tang met with senior government officials and other innovation ecosystem stakeholders in the country. 

More: <a href="https://www.wipo.int/about-wipo/en/dg_tang/news/2023/news_0055.html" rel="noreferrer nofollow">WIPO Director General Holds Extensive Talks with Botswana’s President on Transformative Power of IP, Pledges Support to Botswana in Developing Innovation Ecosystem, Attends ARIPO Ministerial Meeting</a>.  

Copyright: WIPO. Photo: Samar Shamoon. This work is licensed under a <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/" rel="noreferrer nofollow">Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License</a>.
WIPO Director General Meets Botswana Cabinet Ministers
WIPO Director General Daren Tang (third from right) met on November 23, 2023, with Mmusi Kgafela (second from left, Minister of Trade and Industry and Karabo Gare (third from left), Minister of Entrepreneurship, of Botswana. During an official visit to Botswana from November 23-24, 2023, Mr. Tang met with senior government officials and other innovation ecosystem stakeholders in the country. More: WIPO Director General Holds Extensive Talks with Botswana’s President on Transformative Power of IP, Pledges Support to Botswana in Developing Innovation Ecosystem, Attends ARIPO Ministerial Meeting. Copyright: WIPO. Photo: Samar Shamoon. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
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Vleifontein is a farm in North-West, South Africa. It has an elevation of 1262 meters above sea level. Information correct as at Wednesday 11th July 2012.

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