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:

  • collection of information on the experience of member countries:
  • development of support tools (handbook "Linking People, Place and Products", guidelines etc.);
  • awareness raising and provision of information to stakeholders.

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