Russian Dairy Sector Study Tour to Italy, May 2010Russian Dairy Sector Study Tour to Italy, May 2010

A group of representatives from the Russian dairy industry visited Italy to see how Geographical Indications (GIs) are used by Italian dairy producers to boost sales of traditional products. Italy is the country in Europe with the largest number of GIs, which can be an interesting alternative to private brands. The tour, organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), took place on 23-27 May 2010. The case study selected to illustrate how Geographical Indications work was the Parmigiano-reggiano, one of Italy's most famous cheeses and one of the country's Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) with the strongest economic weight.
iii. Presentations
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Centre for Animal Production Research download
GI and Law: Property Rights, Carmen Bullon Caro, FAO download
GI system in Italy, Filippo Arfini, University of Parma download
Overview of GI development in the world, Emile Vandercandelaere, FAO download
Structural and economical characteristics of the parmiggiano-reggiano download
iv. Background Information
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Are GI indications a valid property right? Trends and challenges download
The resilent character of PDO/PGI products in dynamic food markets download
i. Study tour documentation
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Agenda download
List of participants download
Press release view
Study tour VIDEO view
Study Tour VIDEO view
ii. Study Tour slide show
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Study tour slide show on GIs and the Parmigiano Reggiano case study download

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