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Support to Quality Food Products in Croatia for Improved Backward Linkages Between Local Agrifood Companies and Farmers

Support to Quality Food Products in Croatia for Improved Backward Linkages Between Local Agrifood Companies and Farmers

This project funded by the EBRD and FAO, aimed on the one hand to strengthen the capacity of institutions responsible for geographical indications in Croatia, and on the other hand, to support two products with geographical indications, the Mandarin of the Neretva and Kulen of Baranja. In both cases, the objective was to assist value chain stakeholders to initiate collective actions. The project also aimed at linking small agriculture holders to agro-industry for as better value chain governance and improved quality. Achievements: Registration of Kulen of Baranja PGI and Mandarine of the Neretva both at national and European levels Improved functioning and procedures of the Commission for Geographical Indications in the field of instruction and assessment of applications. Of protection. One association of producers per value chain that includes producers and packers in the case of Neretva mandarines and processors in the case of the Kulen of Baranja Client / Partners: FAO and EBRD Type of service: Project Management Type of expertise: Voluntary Standards and Geographical Indications Links and Publications: http://www.agrokor.hr/en/news/baranya-kulen-and-neretva-mandarins-receive-protected-geographical-indication-and-authenticity-status/ Kulen from Baranja http://www.baranjskikulen.hr http://www.agrokor.hr/en/brands/belje/ http://www.kulen-matijevic.hr Mandarines from the Neretva http://www.savjetodavna.hr/vijesti/12/2994/zastita-podrijetla-neretvanske-mandarine/ http://www.eastagri.org/news/index.asp?id=507 http://www.solinsa.org/fileadmin/Files/deliverables/LINSA_Reports/Croatia__show_case_report.docx.pdf Duration: 2010 –...
Development of Training Modules on Sustainable Interprofessional Bodies for Geographical Indication – and Conducting 4 Trainings in South-east Asia

Development of Training Modules on Sustainable Interprofessional Bodies for Geographical Indication – and Conducting 4 Trainings in South-east Asia

We developed a training course in 8 modules, including theoretical approach and participatory exercises on the role, structures and economic model of Interprofessional bodies for Geographical Indications. The modules cover the: introduction to Geographical Indications, the value chain analysis, the various roles of the Interprofessional body: as a forum, as a management centre for specific quality, and as a center for the promotion of the GI) the business model (where the income will come from) and planning Achievements: The modules developed in three parts, the theory, the notes for the trainer and the group exercises 1 three case studies – this will be published in Spring 2016 by the FAO. These modules were also translated by the FAO into Cambodian, Thai, Lao and Vietnamese Conducting 4 trainings (over 4 or 5 days) in the 4 countries – all in all over 80 participants trained) Client / Partners: FAO – and its project for the development of Geographical Indications in south-east Asia Type of service: Trainings and Module Development Type of expertise: Voluntary Standards and Geographical Indications Links and Publications: Soon to come Duration:...
InterGI – A way Forward for Local Development

InterGI – A way Forward for Local Development

We have been organising, in collaboration with CIRAD, this flagship 2 week training course on Geographical Indication since 2007. The course covers all aspects of Geographical Indications (from identification, institutional frameworks, qualification, protection, the organisation and management of the specific quality). As an interactive training, importance is given to presentations, group work and field studies, to interact with the stakeholders of Swiss or French Geographical Indications. Achievements: 12 sessions held (to date – 2015) Over 240 participants trained from 4 continents (Europe, South America, Africa and Asia) Leading training course internationally on the subject Development of interactive training tools and methodology Client / Partners: UMR Innovation and CIRAD Regular sponsors of participants are : French Ministry of Agriculture, AFD (France), Swiss IPI, WIPO and numerous others Type of service: Trainings and Module Development Type of expertise: Voluntary Standards and Geographical Indications Links and Publications: www.intergi.org Duration: 2 weeks, annual sonce...
Developing the Geographical Indication Tnalak Tau Sebu

Developing the Geographical Indication Tnalak Tau Sebu

Working on a mandate of the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (supported by the EU), we have been working with the representatives of some 750 weavers of this great handcraft.    Tnalak is a hand woeven cloth, made of natural abaca fibers harvested in the forests around Lake Sebu, and colored with extracts from plants.  The product and the designs are deeply anchored in the traditions of the Tiboli people.  This handicraft product has very strong limks to the terroir. Achievements: REDD has accomanied the representaves in : the creation of a federation, regrouping 8 organisations and representing 750 weavers, the developped a strong Code of Practice, defining the process and the quality of the product, to request protection as a Geographical Indication the organisation of the quality management system to gautantee to the buyers that the product is authentic Client / Partners: IPO-Phil, EU project TRTA 3 Type of services: Consulting and Participatory Coaching Type of expertise: Voluntary Standards and Geographical Indications Links and Publications: https://vimeo.com/147989786 Duration: Years: 2014 –...