In 2021 FAO published the guide “Evaluating geographical indications – Guide to tailor evaluations for the development and improvement of geographical indications”, authored by Prof. Giovanni Belletti and Prof. Andrea Marescotti from the University of Florence.
Geographical indications represent a powerful way to foster sustainable food systems through territorial approaches and market linkages, especially for small-scale actors. In this perspective, and following the FAO publication methodologies of the origin-linked virtuous circle, local actors need to well define their geographical indication (GI) system and, more specifically, the product specifications as well as monitor and evaluate the impacts and readjust the system as necessary for the reproduction of local resources. These guidelines aim at providing a detailed and stepwise approach with specific tools to help practitioners in establishing their framework in relation with their objectives and local conditions, to help both the qualification through a prospective evaluation, and the reproduction of local resources through retrospective evaluation.
AREPO organises a webinar to present the guide, its objectives, methodology and applications to its members.
This online event will take place on Zoom, on 27 September 2022 from 9:30 to 11:30 am. Interpretation will be provided.
Please, register by filling in the online form available at this link.
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