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Quality Linked to Geographical Origin

Linking People, Product and Place, the three pillars of origin‐linked quality








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    Quality linked to the geographical origin and geographical indications: lessons learned from six case studies in Asia 2010
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    Products of origin-linked quality constitute an important part of the world's food diversity, offering consumers a wider choice, while contributing to food security. They offer rural inhabitants opportunities for income diversification, provided that local and international marketing chains are developed, in which the various actors can benefit from the added value intrinsic to the products themselves. The objective of this publication of case studies is to share information on the current statu s of rural development and food quality linked to geographical origin in Asia, noting that countries in the region have chosen a variety of institutional options to manage this specific quality scheme.
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    Linking people, places and products
    A guide for promoting quality linked to geographical origin and sustainable Geographical Indications. 2. ed
    2010
    Promoting the links between people, places, and agrifood products can be a tool for sustainable rural development in many rural communities of the world. In fact, origin-linked products show quality attributes linked to the geographical places and people as a result of specific local know how and natural resources, and over time, a collective reputation is being built, that is identified by a geographical indication (GI). The definition of this specific quality thanks to a code of practice and the collective management of the GI system are fundamental tools to identify and preserve natural and human resources thus enhancing economic, social and environmental effects. The aim of this guide is to provide local stakeholders with a conceptual framework, concrete illustrations and methodologies for the promotion and preservation of quality products linked to geographical origin and for implementation of GIs. The guide proposes a four-step process in order to strengthen the origin-linked quality virtuous circle. The material presented in the guide derives from experiences of FAO and SinerGI in this field. Identification of the links between the specific quality product and the local resources, Qualification with the code of practice and recognition of the GI as a collective territorial-based asset, Remuneration thanks to the marketing approaches and Reproduction of the local resources in a long term approach, are the key steps allowing for an economic, socio-cultural and environmental sustainability of the origin-linked production system.
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    Quality & Origin Programme. Training on Origin-Linked Products: Tools for a Participatory Approach 2013
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    The promotion of links among local stakeholders, their territories and their food products is a pathway for sustainable development in rural communities throughout the world. The success of such process, especially through a geographical indication (GI), is based on a series of factors described along the origin-linked virtuous circle: identification of potentials, qualification of the product, remuneration through marketing, reproduction of local resources and the roles of public policies. The Quality & Origin Programme of FAO and REDD have jointly developed this training material for the promotion of origin-linked quality and sustainable geographical indications in a participatory process. Based on the guide “Linking People, Places and Products”, the “Content” sheets provide with the concepts, while the “Exercise” sheets provide with participative activities. The “Trainer” sheets together with the “introduction” will guide the trainer in the preparation of a tailored training in rel ation with the 5 steps of the virtuous circle.

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