Serbia: Study tour on Geographical Indications. Sharing Italian experience to promote traditional Serbian productsSerbia: Study tour on Geographical Indications. Sharing Italian experience to promote traditional Serbian products

Faced with increasing competition on the EU market and more demanding local consumers, stakeholders across the entire horticultural chain in Serbia will need to improve product quality to make a difference on both domestic and export markets. With this in mind, FAO Investment Centre and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), with financing from Luxembourg, organized a study tour to Emilia Romagna, Italy, for a group of Serbian producers and processors in the horticulture sector producers’ associations and representatives from the Serbian Ministry of Agriculture and Intellectual Property Office. From 5 to 10 October 2014, participants travelled to Rome and subsequently to the Emilia Romagna region – Vignola, Cesena and Bologna – to meet with associations involved in the acquisition and management of GI status for local products, namely Vignola cherries; Amarene Brusche (sour cherry) of Modena; as well as pears, peaches and nectarines of Emilia Romagna. The study tour aimed to acquaint the participants with origin-based labelling for the development of sustainable GIs in the Serbian context. Topics covered included: the importance of the GI system for the agribusiness sector in Italy, characteristics of four interesting cases of GIs, the role and functioning of GI organizations and other producers’ associations, the economic impact of GIs and ways for utilizing the GI as a marketing tool. The project seeks to enhance the rural economy through improved backward linkages between agribusiness companies and their suppliers, and strengthen public-private interactions on the development of origin-based labels.
(i) Study Tour Documents
document title
Agenda download
Final report download
List of Participants download
Specifikacija Breskva iz Romanje download
Specifikacija Kruska iz Emilije Romanje download
Specifikacija Tresnja iz Vinjole DOOR download
Specifikacija Tresnja iz Vinjole Ministarstvo download
Specifikacija Visnje Bruske iz Modene download
Specifikacija Visnje Bruske iz Modene, modify download
Tresnja iz Vinjole, specifikacija proizvoda download
(ii) Presentations
document title
Apofruit Italia (Biondi) download
Centro Servizi Ortofrutticoli Pera IGP (Mari) download
Checkfruit (Disanti) download
Orogel (Pollini) download
Presentazione sul sistema delle GI in Italia MoA (D'Arrigo) download
Regione Emilia Romagna (Ventura) download
Study tour presentation (Vandecandelaere_Marescotti) download
(iii) Organizations visited
document title
AgriBologna, Senso Fresco view
Amarene Brusche di Modena IGP view
Check Fruit view
Ciliegia di Vignola IGP view
Consorzio Amarene Brusche di Modena IGP view
Consorzio di Tutela IGP Pera dell' Emilia Romagna view
Cooperativa Essiccazione Frutta Montere view
Eataly Rome view
Pera dell'Emilia Romagna IGP view
Pesca e Nettarina dell'Emilia Romagna IGP view
Regione Emilia-Romagna view
(iv) Press Release
document title
Setting Serbian fruit produce apart from the bunch view

Back to Meetings List

Meetings & Workshops

07 May, 2022

Regional: Monitoring the Adoption of Key Sustainable Climate Technologies in the Agri-food Sector
  See Meeting

12 December, 2021

Ukraine: African Swine Fever – Risk awareness-raising and risk mitigation
  See Meeting

08 March, 2018

Montenegro: Upgrading Meat Quality Standards
  See Meeting

09 January, 2018

Georgia: Support to Sustainable Value Chains through the Development of Geographical Indications in the Dairy Sector
  See Meeting

14 December, 2017

Regional: Supporting Public and Private Sector Capacities in Sustainable Agricultural and Bioenergy Investments
  See Meeting

13 November, 2017

Serbia: Improving Food Quality and Safety in the Meat Sector
  See Meeting

04 September, 2017

Enhancing Grain Market Transparency in Kazakhstan
  See Meeting

13 March, 2017

Turkey: Study tour to France on Geographical Indications
  See Meeting

EastAgri is supported by:

EastAgri is supported by FAO, EBRD, and The World Bank