Type of Dialogue
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A Geographical Indication (GI) is a sign used to designate goods that have a specific geographical origin and possess qualities or a reputation that are due to that origin. These qualities are the result of local factors, natural and human. GIs represent a collective asset linked to local heritage and reputation. They can be effective tools for building territorial processes towards the achievement of sustainable development goals (SDGs).
In this Independent Dialogue, GIs experiences and cases from all over the world will provide valuable insights and meaningful recommendations towards more equitable and sustainable food systems.
Discussion topics will include:
- GIs to support market access and fair and equitable value chains: empowering local producers
- GIs for quality management, traceability and consumer protection
- GIs to preserve local natural heritage, environment and biodiversity
- GIs to promote cultural identity, and ensure food and dietary diversity
This dialogue is convened jointly by Cirad and FAO with the support of oriGIn and of the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property (Swiss IPI).
Delphine Marie-Vivien, Claire Bernard-Mongin (Cirad)
Florence Tartanac, Emilie Vandecandelaere, Sibylle Slattery (FAO)
Massimo Vittori, Ida Puzone (oriGIn)
Erik Thévenod-Mottet (Swiss IPI)