GIs play a key role in the sustainable development of local communities. Deeply rooted in a given culture and traditional knowledge, GIs contribute to ensure the conservation of local natural resources and biodiversity. Moreover, GIs prevent the delocalization of production. A GI can only be produced in a given area which confers the product – by virtue of its climate, “terroir” and/or human factors – its specific characteristics.
oriGIn is involved in various technical assistance projects aimed at helping producers and communities take full advantages of the local GI sustainable development potential. oriGIn also advocates for an increase in multilateral and bilateral funds devoted to GI-related projects.
oriGIn in cooperation with the International Trade Center (ITC) developed the online course “Adding Value to Origin Products Through Geographical Indications (GIs)”. It is available on the ITC SME Trade Academy . Through the online
From 28 to 30 September 10, oriGIn participated in the Experts Meeting on the GI potential in Cameroon in cocoa and coffee sectors, Yaoundé, Cameroon: Presentation Note – Geographical Indications: challenges and opportunities
Preliminary Report on the Potential for Geographical Indications in Cote d’Ivoire and the Relevant Legal Framework
Study on the Protection of Geographical Indications for Products other than Wines, Spirits, Agricultural or Foodstuff
Study on the Protection of Geographical Indications for Products other than Wines, Spirits, Agricultural or Foodstuffs – Draft Outline of the study (Insight Consulting, oriGIn, Agridea)
Asia Invest Alliance – oriGIn’s Support to Agriculture Associations in Mongolia in the Development of GIs
Asia Invest Alliance: oriGIn’s support to Mongolia’s Agriculture Associations in the Sustainable Development of Geographical Indications