On the one hand, information and knowledge concerning the experience of the various countries must be optimized, so as to support FAO policy and strategy in the sphere of origin-linked quality and recommend mechanisms to address member countries’ needs. To this end, various operational objectives are considered:

  • Development of methodological support tools for capacity building : the handbook “Linking people, places and products”, a methodology for interactive inventories, training material
  • Knowledge sharing and awareness raising: case studies, with concrete examples and analyses of advantages, constraints and success or failure factors ; expert meetings, stakeholders’ networks management
  • Information and experience exchanges : regional seminars, national workshops

On the other hand, the development of origin-linked quality must be supported in the context of a sustainable development approach. Different technical cooperation projects take into account the stakeholders’ objectives and local and institutional-level socio-economic contexts in the various countries.