Regional Knowledge Platform on One Country One Priority Product (OCOP) in Asia and the Pacific

This section serves as a knowledge hub with curated publications and other materials or tools on technological, social-economic, policy, financial and institutional innovations for Special Agricultural Products (SAPs). 

Organised with a food systems approach, the resources section contains publications and tools covering the full spectrum of the value chain of SAPs including: 

Production →Post-harvest →Processing → Marketing→ Consumption


A presentation during FAO RAP’s OVOP Stocktaking Webinar on Viet Nam’s OCOP program and lessons learnt.

Evaluating geographical indications

Geographical indications represent a powerful way to foster sustainable food systems through territorial approaches and market linkages, especially for small-scale actors. In this perspective, and following the FAO publication methodologies of the origin-linked virtuous circle, local actors need to well define their geographical indication (GI) system and, more specifically, the product specifications as well as monitor and evaluate...

The nutrition and health potential of geographical indication foods

Traditional foods, diets and food systems play an important role in people’s nutritional status. As the best products of traditional food systems, geographical indication (GI) foods have a great potential to contribute to healthy diets and curb non-communicable diseases

A geographical indication (GI) is a label that applies to products with specific quality, reputation or other characteristics resulting from their geographical origin.

Strengthening sustainable food systems through geographical indications

This study seeks to provide empirical evidence on the economic impacts that are generated through the Geographical Indication (GI) process beginning with the official recognition of a GI and the steps that follow. It focuses on the food sector and reviews nine cases, offering a variety of national contexts and local value chains

Identification of origin-linked products and their potential for development

As part of FAO’s Quality&Origin Programme, the present study proposes a methodological participatory approach to identifying products of origin‐linked quality to be used as levers for sustainable rural development, through the virtuous circle to which they could give rise (FAO and SINER‐GI, 2009)