Last May, oriGIn joined forces with the FAO, CIRAD and the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property, to organize an independent dialogue on “Geographical Indications for a territorial approach to the SDGs”, in the context of the United Nations Food Systems Summit 2021.
Over the years, Geographical Indications (GIs) have emerged globally as a powerful Intellectual Property and rural development tool. In this respect, GIs fit perfectly in the context of the Food Systems Summit 2021 Action Track 4, “Advancing Equitable Livelihoods” / Action Area 4.3, “Localizing Food Systems: Strengthening Sustainable Territorial Development. In light of this, the main objective of the independent dialogue was to discuss the conditions under which GIs can be effective tools for building territorial processes towards the achievement of sustainable development goals (SDGs), in particular equitable livelihoods, fair and inclusive value chains and sustainable food systems. The independent dialogue full event report (official dialogue feedback) is now available online at Geographical Indications for a territorial approach to the SDGs – Food Systems Summit Dialogues.
If you are interested in the topic, please do not forget the international conference “Worldwide perspective on Geographical Indications” that will take place in Rome on 12-15 July 2022. The deadline for written contributions has been extended to 1 October 2021. Registration will open on 1 March 2022.