FAO promotes consumption of organic, traditional and GI food products in Albania.
- Geographic Indication products as the path forward towards sustainable agriculture
In line with FAO’s mandate to reduce rural poverty through cross-sectorial policy advice and capacity development for the definition of sustainable rural development and poverty reduction strategies, work has continued on the identification of local products with the potential to become quality products with Geographic Indications (GI). Technical assistance has been provided to three producer groups in Malesi e Madhe, Puke, Shtebleve and Gjinar in the registration process and the development of Code of Conduct. Relying on the inventory of products with a potential to become GI’s, named “The Ark of Taste”, two products are in the process to be registered with the General Directorate of Industrial Property.