2019 World Food Law Symposium
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2019 World Food Law Symposium - Geographical Indications and Gastro-Tourism: Possibilities for Local Development
The World Food Law Institute (WFLI) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) invite you to the 2019 World Food Law Symposium featuring trends and case studies examining possibilities for local development when GIs are combined with gastro-tourism. A GI, a form of intellectual property, identifies a good as originating in a territory, region or locality where a quality, reputation or other characteristic of the good is “essentially attributable to its geographical origin”. Gastro-tourism together with GIs provide a valuable opportunity for using a combination of local foods and tourism to preserve food heritage and sustainable livelihoods. This year’s World Food Law Symposium will explore this potentially beneficial link.
The World Food Law Institute fosters the analysis and understanding of international agricultural and food law, regulations and policy. The Institute uses a multidisciplinary approach to promote food security and social development in the agricultural and agribusiness sectors, especially for the millions of persons living and working in rural areas around the world. The Institute chooses a theme each year and conducts three principal activities: The World Food Law Symposium and Round Tables; the World Food Law Distinguished Lecture and the World Food Law Fellowship.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Liaison Office for North America in Washington, DC works to support and implement FAO policies and programs through strategic partnerships in Canada and the United States. We work with governments and other key stakeholders, towards the common objectives of eradicating hunger, malnutrition and poverty worldwide and to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
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