Macedonia: Technical Assistance to the Wine SectorMacedonia: Technical Assistance to the Wine Sector

Geographical Indications (GIs) in the wine sector have a distinguished tradition. Cotes du Rhone, Chianti Classico, and Rioja are just three examples of well-known appellations that have grown from an origin of excellence linked to terroir and high-quality winemaking. FAO and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) recognize the potential benefits of GIs in the agrifood sector, and in particular for wine.

Since April 2011, FAO and EBRD have been working with a group of wineries and grape growers, the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Water Economy, and Wines of Macedonia to develop a GI in Macedonia. The project’s aims were to define a region that could qualify for a GI and help interested stakeholders to create a Code of Practice (CoP) and go through the process up until the registration of the GI. This included a capacity development study tour to Cotes du Rhone in December 2011 and to Tuscany in April 2013, where a Macedonian delegation was able to engage firsthand with wineries and Associations of established GIs about the benefits and limitations of GIs and about the Associations’ organizational structures, fees, controls and services.

Project documents
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Final project report download
Related meetings and news
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Final project workshop on Geographical Indications in Macedonia, July 2013 view
Study tour for Macedonian wine producers in Tuscany, April 2013 view
Study tour on GI system in the EU, December 2011 view
Technical Workshop on Geographical Indications in Macedonia, December 2012 view
Technical Workshop on Geographical Indications in Macedonia, March 2013 view
Related news
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Na zdravje! Macedonia's first wine GI Association is registered, July 2013 view
Wine and Ideas Flow along the Vardar River, April 2012 view

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07 May, 2022

Regional: Monitoring the Adoption of Key Sustainable Climate Technologies in the Agri-food Sector
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12 December, 2021

Ukraine: African Swine Fever – Risk awareness-raising and risk mitigation
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08 March, 2018

Montenegro: Upgrading Meat Quality Standards
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09 January, 2018

Georgia: Support to Sustainable Value Chains through the Development of Geographical Indications in the Dairy Sector
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14 December, 2017

Regional: Supporting Public and Private Sector Capacities in Sustainable Agricultural and Bioenergy Investments
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13 November, 2017

Serbia: Improving Food Quality and Safety in the Meat Sector
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04 September, 2017

Enhancing Grain Market Transparency in Kazakhstan
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13 March, 2017

Turkey: Study tour to France on Geographical Indications
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