Observatorio de I+D+i UPM

Memorias de investigación
Research Project:
Strengthening International Research on Geographical Indications: from research foundation to consistent policy. Proyecto Európero. Prof.Isabel Bardají como participante externo en la Universidad Parma,Italia.
Research Areas
  • Agricultural policy,
  • Applied economics
Geographical indications (Gis) for agri-food products are a major asset of the european model of agriculture, acting not only as a tool for protecting consumers 'interests and reinforcing confidence in high-quality and typical products, but also as a legal and commercial basis for the development of rural areas, the preservation of cultural heritage as well as the promotion of SMEs. Gis are also a global issue, regualated in international law by the WTO and warranting increasing attention world-wide. However, no comprehensive analytic framework and data set is yet available to assess their affects. The objective of the Strengthering INternationas Research on Geographical Indications (SINER-GI) project is to build and share a coherent scientific basis world-wide, regarding economic, legal, institutional and socio-cultural conditions of success of Gis, in order to support their legitimacy in the framework of WTO negotiations. The project approach builds on a review and typology of products bearing a GI under different institutional and market frames in new member states, candidate states and in Third countries. This database will lead to the formulation of a robust analytical framework and of internationally relevant monitoring indicators. The conceptual model will then be applied to in-depth analysis of selected case-studies in extra-EU countries compared to EU. Long-term scenarious will be assessed; policy recommendations will address improvements needed to maximise Gis contribution as a driver for rural development and consumers' confidence. We advocate an explicit international approach, since confining the scope of research to EU countries would eventually weaken the project capacity to provide a more comprehensive and internationally grounded scientific foundation of this concept. This scientific work will give effective support for successful EU policy.
Project type
Proyectos y convenios en convocatorias públicas competitivas
Unión Europea
Entity Nationality
Sin nacionalidad
Entity size
Gran Empresa (>250)
Granting date
  • Inv. Principal: Bertil Sylvander (INRA)
  • Participante: Isabel Bardaji De Azcarate (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Economía Agraria y Gestión de los Recursos Naturales
  • Departamento: Economía y Ciencias Sociales Agrarias
S2i 2020 Observatorio de investigación @ UPM con la colaboración del Consejo Social UPM
Cofinanciación del MINECO en el marco del Programa INNCIDE 2011 (OTR-2011-0236)
Cofinanciación del MINECO en el marco del Programa INNPACTO (IPT-020000-2010-22)