The One Tambon One Product (OTOP) programme was launched in 2001 as a measure to strengthen the communities to improve the well-being of the people by producing or managing locally available resources including local wisdom into quality products. While the producers who were prospective or already producing good products could utilize the opportunities given well....
How global branding like GI ensures trade and local development – the case of Cambodia’s Premium Kampot Pepper
Kampot pepper has not only expanded export volume to new high-value markets, but also gained a significant price premium following the establishment of the geographical indication (GI). The Ministry of Commerce has rigorous mechanisms in place to maintain the credibility of the GI status for export markets.
Protection of crested ibis (Nipponia nippon) habitat with organic black rice in Caoba Village, Yang county, Shaanxi Province of China
Nearly-extinct crested Ibis (Nipponia nippon) habitat is protected through trinity harmonious development of organic industry, eco-tourism and targeted poverty alleviation. The world population of crested ibis increased from seven in 1981 to over 7 000 in 2021, of which more than 3 000 birds were in Hanzhong city where Yang county belong.
Geographical Indications Environment & Sustainability (GIES): An innovative initiative to promote scientific research for balanced development
In September 2021, the Decade Initiative on Geographical Indications Environment & Sustainability (GIES) 2021–2030 was launched in China. GIES promotes monitoring of the ecological environment related to the geographical habitat and product development, by using the Internet of Things (IoT) and big data system...
The One Commune One Product (OCOP) programme is implemented nationally in Viet Nam as a rural economic development strategy since 2018, by building on the provincial initiatives and the experiences from Japan and Thailand. It is a key program for rural economic development in the direction of promoting and adding value to internal resources...
Development of GI-protected Baoshan Arabica coffee in Xinzhai village, Baoshan city, Yunnan province of China
Xinzhai village of Baoshan city in Yunnan province is known as the number one coffee village in China, despite being off the coffee belt. Lujiang town, where Xinzhai is located, is the birthplace of large-scale coffee production in China, dating back to 1952.