Quality&Origin

Partners

Government Institutions

 


Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries of France

The Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries of France supports the development of specific quality policies through the trust fund GCP/INT/F/022, 2007-2012. Thanks to this project, regional seminars and experts meetings are being organized, along with the carrying out of case studies and the development of methodological tools.

 


Federal Office for Agriculture FOAG, Switzerland

The Swiss Federal Office for Agriculture contributed to the programme in particular by funding activities in Eastern Europe.

 


In the different countries involved, the Ministries in charge of agriculture and other ministerial department and national institutions involved in Quality linked to geographical origin contribute to the organization of regional seminars and other technical assistance of the programme.  


Intergovernmental Organizations

 


United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

UNCTAD has carried out studies on GIs in the framework of a project with ICTSD on intellectual property rights and sustainable development.

 


Interamerican Institute for Cooperation in Agriculture (IICA)

IICA implements activities to support agro industry within the program PRODAR. In this respect, IICA-PRODAR collaborates with FAO in Latin America, particularly through case studies and the organisation of regional seminars.

 


Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development of the European Commission

The European Union is home to a large number of geographical indications that are defended internally, on the EU territory, and externally. Its register for GIs is open to products from third countries.

 


International Center for Advanced Mediteranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM)

The CIHEAM is an intergovernmental organisation comprising thirteen member states from the Mediterranean basin (Albania, Algeria, Egypt, Spain, France, Greece, Italy, Lebanon, Malta, Morocco, Portugal, Tunisia and Turkey), working on education, research and cooperation, for agriculture, food and sustainable rural development. Together with FAO, they lead a group on origin-linked products in the Mediterranean, contributing to the knowledge and capacity development of region.

 


international Organizations and FEDErations

 


The International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)

ICTSD has carried out studies on GIs in the framework of a project with UNCTAD on intellectual property rights and sustainable development

 


Organization for an International Geographical Indications Network (oriGIn)

oriGIn is an international network of geographical indications’ producers.  It has been launched in Geneva in 2003 as a non-governmental organization and it represents today around 80 organisations and 2 million producers from more than 30 countries (from both developed and developing countries). oriGIn’s objectives are advocating for the establishment of an effective international system of protection for GIs and promoting GIs as a tool of sustainable development for local producers and communities. Various events have been organized together with FAO to increase international awareness on these issues.

 


Experts and research networks

 


SINER-GI

"Strengthening International Research on Geographical Indications" (SINER-GI) is an EU funded research project (2005-2008). It aimed to build and share knowledge regarding economic, legal, institutional and socio-cultural success factors for Geographical Indications. Its participants have collaborated with the FAO, particularly in the writing of the guide “Linking people, places and product”.

 


 REDD “Sharing knowledge for ethical and tasty food”

REDD “Sharing knowledge for ethical and tasty food”, is a swiss organization, specialized in training for rural development and origin-linked products in the world.  http://redd.pro

 



AGRIDEA

AGRIDEA is the Swiss Association for the Development of Agriculture and Rural Areas. Its team of experts has developed international training courses on GIs in collaboration with CIRAD. It collaborates with the FAO in awareness-raising and capacity building activities, and it has contributed to case-studies and the regional workshop in Eastern Europe. AGRIDEA is also part of the sinerGI network.

 


French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA)

INRA carries out mission-oriented research for high-quality and healthy foods, competitive and sustainable agriculture and a preserved and valorised environment. It is also part of the sinerGI network

 


CIRAD

CIRAD is the French research centre specialized in tropical and Mediterranean agriculture. It leads researches and expertise missions, and it collaborates with many countries for the development of geographical indications. In the framework of the UMR Innovation, it organised together with AGRIDEA international training sessions on "Geographical indications and rural development". It is also part of the sinerGI network.

 


RESSOURCES DES TERROIRS

The French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) and the French National Natural History Museum, through their team “Ressources des terroirs - Cultures, usages, sociétés”, are carrying out researches on the ethnological dimension of local agricultural products and foodstuffs. Their activities are implemented within the context of the protection of geographical indications and valorisation of local food products. They are also part of the sinerGI network.

 


SEEDEV

SEEDEV is a consultancy company based in Belgrade and Zagreb, operating in Southeast Europe and active in the following fields: rural and local development; agriculture policy; agribusiness; European Integration.

 


UNIFI - Florence University, Department of Economics

The Department of Economics of the University of Florence (Italy) is actively involved in research projects related to food quality and quality standards. Various collaborations with the FAO have been carried out, such as for the writing of the Guide “Linking people, places and products ”. It is also part of the sinerGI network.

 


UNIPR - Parma University , Department of Economics

The Department of Economics of the University of Parma (Italy) has been involved in research projects related to agro-food chain management for GI products and related topics. Collaborations with the FAO have been carried out, such as for the writing of the Guide “Linking people, places and products”. It is also part of the sinerGI network.