Valor

VALORIZING GREEN GROWTH IN AFRICA

In a world of energy intense and ecologically in-efficient globalized food systems threatening to erode countless food cultures and cause destruction of biodiversity and local ecosystems in the process, Geographical Indications is one institutional vehicle with potential to help draw future food systems along a different pathway, involving a higher degree of food sovereignty for African cultures and countries.

The VALOR project investigated barriers and opportunities to this end. The VALOR project is a research collaboration on enabling institutional conditions for African nations, consumers and producers, to pursue food sovereignty and green and inclusive development through valorisation of origin products with potential for registration of protected geographical origin.

Ghana Savannah Yam, Tanzanian Aloe Vera and Sugar from plains watered by Mount Kilimanjaro, Coffee from its slopes and Honey from Baringo in Kenya are some examples of quality products with reputation for ´taste of place´ and with the potential of creating added value to local farmers and consumers.

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Contact

 

University of Copenhagen
IFRO

Henrik Egelyng, PhD
he@ifro.ku.dk
IFRO

Aske Bosselmann, Ass. Professor
ab@ifro.ku.dk
IFRO

Department of Food and Resource Economics
+45 35336800
Rolighedsvej 25, 1958 Frederiksberg C,
Denmark
ifro@ifro.ku.dk
Københavns Universitet