ERG Syal Publications in a glance

  • Rapport de synthèse
  • Evolution des styles alimentaires à Dakar
  • La construction de la qualité des produits alimentaires
  • Le poisson fumé sur la Petite Côte sénégalaise
  • Approches et méthodes
  • La transformation artisanale de l’huile de palme au Bénin et au Nigeria
  • Consommation alimentaire des ménages urbains au Bénin
  • Les pratiques alimentaires à Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
  • L’attiéké au Bénin
  • L’aspiration au changement alimentaire à Cotonou, Bénin
  • Production et commercialisation de l’afitin fon dans la région d’Abomey-Bohicon au Bénin
  • New issue of the journal
  • The reinterpretation of the agri-food system and its spatial dynamics through the industrial district
  • Apprendre à innover dans un monde incertain
  • Alimentos e Manifestações Culturais
  • Sistemas Agroalimentarios Localizados en America Latina. Alternativas para el desarrollo territorial
  • Methods and Procedures for Building Sustainable Farming Systems
  • Agriregionieuropa - Numero 30 - Settembre 2012
  • Investigación e innovación en el sector del aceite de oliva en España
  • NEW BOOK: Farming Systems Research into the 21st Century: The New Dynamic
  • La Innovacion en el sector Agroalimentario Euroregional Galicia-Norte de Portugal
  • Quality: A multi and interdisciplinary perspective
  • A proposal for analysing the performance of agricultural processing cooperatives
  • Group heterogeneity and cooperation on the geographical indication regulation: The case of the ‘‘Prosciutto di Parma’’ Consortium
  • International Marketing and Trade of Protected Designation of Origin Products
  • Processes of qualification and spillover effects: the case of Prosciutto di Parma Pdo
  • Geografi ska ursprungsbeteckningar - En preliminär reflektion
  • D’une production localisée à une indication géographique en Amazonie : les enjeux écologiques de la production de farinha de Cruzeiro do Sul
  • Perspectivas Rurales
  • François Boucher evoca Syal en el momento de su visita en Bolivia
  • Local Agri-food Systems in a Global World: Market, Social and Environmental Challenges
  • De la leche al queso: queserías rurales de América Latina
  • SEGREDO DA TERRA  - A New Food System in a New Economy
  • SEGREDO DA TERRA - One or more Organic Agricultures?
  • Sviluppo rurale sostenibile / Sustainable rural development
  • Gastronomins (politiska) geografi
  • Guía metodológica para la activación de sistemas agroalimentarios localizados (sial)

HU | Some Aspects of Origin Labeling in CEE Countries - The Possibilities of Collective Marketing

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Some Aspects of Origin Labeling in CEE Countries - The Possibilities of Collective Marketing

In the Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries the European legal framework for the protection of special quality agri-food products was adopted and harmonised with the respective national legislation. The origin-labeled products are in fact the corner stones of a European model of agriculture. 

The indications of origin could work as a tool for protecting consumers' confidence in “special quality”products, but they could also be a basis for preserving cultural heritage by reinforcing the legal, economic and commercial assets of promoting and developing rural areas, as well as small and mediumsize enterprises (SMEs). The indication of origin as a global issue is meant to be solved through the international legislation of geographical indications (GI), but as international practice shows it - for instance that of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) - it does require clarification: new frames and repeated negotiations are needed.

The CEE countries have to find their particular role and special possibilities among the other EU countries. However, no comprehensive analytic framework and data set is yet available on their level, therefore one major challenge is to make use of their existing potential. Thus besides the given European legislative frame a chance should be given for their existing “special quality”products by helping them access the market.

This taut situation characterised by an increasingly liberalised commerce and that of an ever-changing European agricultural subsidies scheme leads us to realising the need of protecting and assisting market access through the means of collective marketing: the small quantity, but “special quality”agri-food products production scheme.

Barna Kovács. Economics and Social Sciences. Volume 27, Number 3 / December 2005

Created 03.12.09 Updated 14.11.11