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Strengthening sustainable food systems through geographical indications: an analysis of economic impacts

Abstract : Geographical indications (GIs) refer to products with specific characteristics, qualities or reputations resulting from their geographical origin. This differentiates products based on unique local features, history or distinctive characteristics linked to natural and human factors, such as soil, climate, local know-how, and traditions. GIs are recognized as intellectual property rights (IPRs) and therefore offer both a helpful marketing tool and protection of the name. Following the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) methodology of the virtuous circle of origin-linked quality,1 GIs can be used to support sustainable development and sustainable food systems. If they fulfil their potential to promote economic development and food security, they can even provide a promising territorial approach to achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In this view, ensuring economic viability is a key factor, but empirical evidence of the benefits of GIs is sparse, especially in countries where GI procedures are recent.
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Emilie Vandecandelaere, Catherine Teyssier, Dominique Barjolle, Philippe Jeanneaux, Stéphane Fournier, et al.. Strengthening sustainable food systems through geographical indications: an analysis of economic impacts. [Technical Report] 13, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). 2018. ⟨hal-02788568⟩

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