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

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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:

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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 – 2013