Webinar: Sustainable management of wild collected products

12 November 2020. Online seminar.

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FAO and OriGIn, the organization for an international Geographical Indications (GI) network, will host until December 2020 a series of webinars entitled “Contributing to SDGs through quality linked to geographical origin” to address key aspects on how geographical indications can maximise their contribution to sustainability.

The EU-funded project INCREDIBLE, led by the European Forest Institute, will be participating in the second webinar next week as part of the series. The session, which focuses on the sustainable management of wild collected products, will be held on Thursday 12 November (15:00 – 17:00 CET) and can be followed in English and French.

The session aims at developing recommendations for the private and public sectors on how to preserve and promote wild collected products, through GI and other relevant origin-linked certification schemes, in order to ensure the sustainable consumption and production of these products, such as food and medicines that gain more and more importance on the market.

Participating in the session on behalf of the INCREDIBLE project will be Davide Petenella, professor at the University of Padova, who will give a keynote speech on the importance of origin-linked certifications for wild collected products, as well as Inazio Martinez de Arano, Head of EFI’s Mediterranean Facility, who will give the closing remarks of the session.

To request the registration, please contact Ms. Ida Puzone at ida@origin-gi.com no later than 9 November. Registrations received after this date will only be considered if there are virtual seats available.

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