Earlier this month, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) published a study on “Strengthening sustainable food systems through geographical indications” .
The study analyzes the economic impact of a selected number of GIs: Colombian coffee, Darjeeling tea (India), Futog cabbage (Serbia), Kona coffee (Hawaii, United States), Manchego cheese (Spain), Penja pepper (Cameroon), Taliouine saffron (Morocco), Tête de Moine cheese (Switzerland) and Vale dos Vinhedos wine (Brazil). The study confirms the existence of a positive economic impact in all the 9 cases analyzed. The value added ranges from 4% (Tête de Moine cheese on the domestic market, although it is up to 57% on the export markets), to more than 120% (Penja pepper) and 500% (Taliouine).
oriGIs is a partner of the FAO in the project aimed at supporting GIs to respond to sustainability challenges
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