Partners
Partner area

1. Management and coordination

Administrative management

The SINER-GI project coordination is assumed by Bertil Sylvander (INRA-SAD-AGIR).

The SINER-GI project coordinator is in charge of the general management of the project. He assumes the responsibility for timely advancement and scientific quality of support activities and for the management of legal, contractual, financial and administrative activities (WP9).  He is assisted by an administrative assistant and an INRA financial officer, forming the project's administrative unit. Their main administrative tasks are to distribute the funds received by the European commission to partner institutions and WP co-ordinators, to submit the Project deliverables and the technical and financial progress reports, and to maintain regular contacts with the European Commission.

 

Decision making structure and project monitoring

The decision making structure for SINER-GI is designed to guarantee an efficient timing of support  research activities and quality control of deliverables, as well as to manage the interface between contracting partners and with relevant external partners (GI stakeholders,  policy making community).

The Steering Committee provides scientific and decision making support to the Project Co-ordinator. It is the main decision making body within the project. The Steering Committee meets to determine the project guidelines and orientation at strategic milestones, planned at months 1, 9, 16, 24, 30 and 34. Additionally, regular telephonic meetings are scheduled every two months. The composition of the Steering Committee reflects the implication in the project as it appears in the Effort Form (Project Co-ordinator + 2 members from Partners 1-2-3-4, 1 member from Partners 5-6-7-8-11). Its tasks include: ensuring fluent communication between partners all along the project, giving managerial guidance to the Co-ordinator and reviewing all project advancement, manage the relations with the Project Advisory Board and prepare its meetings, support services and dissemination activities. Conciliation of interests within the Consortium are settled by dialogue under the Co-ordinator's supervision; if necessary, individual vote in the Steering Committee has the ultimate voice.

A Project Advisory Board (PAB) has been set up as a dialogue interface between the project shareholders and representatives from GIs stakeholders (SMEs, producers' organisations), GI regulation bodies and policy makers. In order to freely scrutinise and debate the inputs presented by the Steering Committee, it will meet three times and focus on :

  • Analysing and validating the methodological guidelines (month 2, start of WP1 and WP2);
  • Checking the analytical framework and the case study selection (WP3 and WP4 -month 16), and
  • And validating the policy recommendations (WP7- month 30).

The composition of the PAB has been decided in co-ordination with the Commission Services, ranking among the first tasks to be performed by the project co-ordinator.

 

Project Advisory Board Composition (24 February 2007) 

PAB of SINER-GI is presided by John Wilkinson (University of Rio de Janeiro)

Organisation

Name

Title

E-mail

DG Trade

Antonio Fernandez-Martos

Administrator

antonio-fernandez-martos@cec.eu.int

DG Research

Danièle Tissot

Scientific Officer

daniele.tissot@cec.eu.int

DG Agri

Carmen Casado-Salinas

Administrator

carmen.casado-salinas@cec.eu.int

Institut National des Appellations d’Origine – INAO - France

Véronique Fouks

 

v.fouks@inao.gouv.fr

Swiss Institute of Intellectual Property

Alexandra Grazioli

Mathias Schaeli

 

alexandra.grazioli@ipi.ch

mathias.schaeli@ipi.ch

Wine Chianti Classico Consortium

Dr Liberator

Direttore

liberatore@chianticlassico.com

Parma Ham Consortium

Stefano Fanti

Simone Calzi

Direttore

direzione@prosciuttodiparma.com;

simone.calzi@prosciuttodiparma.com

Comté Consortium

Jean-Jacques Bret

Directeur

jj.bret@comte.com

ORIGIN

Fernando Cano

 

 

CNRS

France

Laurence Bérard / Philippe Marchenay

 

laurence.berard@ethno-terroirs.cnrs.fr

philippe.marchenay@ethno-terroirs.cnrs.fr

University of Warwick

Dwijen Rangnekar

 

d.rangnekar@warwick.ac.uk

Ministry of Agriculture in Bavaria

Richard Balling

 

richard.balling@stmlf.bayern.de

Slow Food Italy

Piero Sardo

 

p.sardo@slowfood.it

Corvinus University of Budapest

Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development

Barna Kovacs

Researcher

barna.kovacs@uni-corvinus.hu

Croatia

Maria Cerjak

Researcher

mcerjak@agr.hr

University of Rio de Janeiro

John Wilkinson

Professor

jwilkins@uol.com.br

 

Ministry of Agriculture, CH

Jacques Henchoz

 

mailto:jacques.henchozean-marc.chappuis@blw.admin.ch

FAO Endo Yoshihide Yoshihide.Endo@fao.org

Invited experts on their organisation’s work

WIPO

Ernesto Rubio

Denis Croze

Matthijs Geuze

 

Senoir Officer

Senior Officer

ernesto.rubio@wipo.int

denis.croze@wipo.int

matthijs.geuze@wipo.int

WTO

Thu-Lang Tran Wasescha

Senior Officer

thu-lang.tranwasescha@wto.org

 

The management of Work Packages is in charge of designated Work Package Co-ordinators. They  organise the necessary support for progress of scientific activities and the timely delivery of expected results. Within his respective work package, the WP co-ordinator is responsible for the development of appropriate methodologies for the realisation of the WP, the problem-solving, the reporting to the Steering Committee and to the Advisory Board, and organising the necessary WP meetings. Responsibilities for coordination and assistance are distributed so as each participant may occupy different  positions, which insures the working out of a common culture in the team and reinforces the team building.

Project progress monitoring is based mainly on the timely supply of planned deliverables. Quantified impact indicators such as of web-site visits (number of hits), is also monitored and reported bi-annually.

 

 

2. Participant list

SINER-GI – Coordinator and Contractors participating to the project

Participant no.

Status*

Participant name

Participant short name

Country

1

CO

Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique

INRA

France

2

CR

Centre de Coopération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement

CIRAD

France

3

CR

Università degli Studi di Firenze – Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche

DES – UNIFI

Italy

4

CR

(Association Suisse pour le Conseil en Agriculture) Service Romand de Vulgarisation Agricole

SRVA-AGRIDEA

Switzerland

5

CR

University of Newcastle Upon Tyne

UNEW

United Kingdom

6

CR

Wageningen University

WU

Netherlands

7

CR

University of Latvia

LU

Latvia

8

CR

Università degli Studi di Parma – Dipartimento di Studi Economici e Quantitativi

UNIPR - DSE

Italy

9

CR

École Nationale d’Ingénieurs des Travaux Agricoles de Clermont-Ferrand

ENITAC

France

10

CR

Organisation for an International Geographical Indications Network

ORIGIN

Belgium - Switzerland

11

CR

University of Edinburgh

UNED

United Kingdom

*CO = Coordinator - CR = Contractor

List of partners institutes

INRA
CIRAD
DSE
AGRIDEA
UNEW
WUR
LU
UNIPR - DE
ENITAC
OriGIn
UNED


INRA
Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique

Address:
Chemin de Borde Rouge – Auzeville – BP 27
31326
Castanet Tolosan ced
France

Phone: +33 (0)5 61 28 52 67
Fax: +33 (0)5 61 73 20 77

Mail:
dfranch@toulouse.inra.fr
sylvander@toulouse.inra.fr

Website: http://www.inra.fr/


Team:

Objectives:

Scientific team

INRA – SICOMOR

Bertil Sylvander

+33 5 61 28 52 67

sylvander@toulouse.inra.fr

Senior researcher

Frédéric Wallet

+33 5 61 28 53 42

fwallet@toulouse.inra.fr

Researcher

INRA – LRDE

François Casabianca

+33 4 95 45 15 11

fca@corte.inra.fr

Senior researcher

Thierry Linck

+33 4 95 45 15 06

linck@corte.inra.fr

Senior researcher

INRA – ETIC

Gilles Allaire

+33 5 61 28 50 86

allaire@toulouse.inra.fr

Senior researcher

INRA - Innovation

Jean-Pierre Boutonnet

+33 4 99 61 23 57

boutonnet@ensam.inra.fr

Senior researcher

Contratual links to other participants

No links to other Partners

INRA has an extended expertise of the Origin Labelled Products research field.

 

INRA-SAD-SICOMOR (Toulouse), part of INRA’s department of Sciences for Action and Development. INRA  was co-ordinator for the FAIR project “PDO-PGI: markets, supply chains and institutions” (QRLT–CT95–0306), which evaluated the supply chains producing origin labelled products (PDO : Protected Denominations of Origin, and PGI : Protected Geographical Indications) in Europe (21 supply chains were studied). The project’s results were presented at the 67° EAAE seminar (European Association for Agricultural Economics), held in Le Mans on 28-30th October 1999 (see Barjolle and Sylvander, 2000). INRA was coordinator of the DOLPHINS Project on Origin Labelled Products (QRLT – 1999 – 30593), which ended in January 04. The Unit , who were in charge of those projects consisted in 11 employees and was  specialised in economics of qualification processes in the agricultural and food sector. The projects covered three interconnected areas (i) operator’s strategies and supply chains for Specific Quality Products, (ii) interaction supply-demand : markets dynamics and interactive marketing and (iii) influence of standards on firm’s management and collective working out of standards in actor’s systems (local and supply chains).

LRDE (Corte) is part of INRA’s department of Sciences for Action and Development. The Unit was created in 1979 and consists in 14 employees, all of them based in Corsica as the main working area. The scientific project of the unit focused on the specific roles of technical changes and emerging processes of organizations of local actors, structured on two main fields: (i) Processes of qualification of foods and territories. Here the construction of the quality is analysed in, at least, three dimensions (Technical: codification of knowledge, definition of references, Economic in relation with innovation and adjustments with productive strategies, Organisational: construction of tools for collective coordination); (ii) Territories and governance in territories. The focus of this axis is the analysis (from the point of view of collective action) and evaluation (in the environmental dimensions and its effects on the productive activities) of the public policies on territorial development.

ETIQ (Toulouse) is part of INRA’s department of economics, consists of 4 employees specialized in topics concerning labour markets and employment in Agriculture and innovation networks.

UMR Innovation, INRA-SAD(Montpellier) deals with technical change, apprenticeship and coordination in agriculture and agri-food supply chains. On the field "Qualities and territories", researches concern the configurations and social and economic dynamics which contribute to the production of the quality and to the building of territories, consequences on stakeholders behaviour.

Person-months

 

WP1

6

WP6

6

WP2

4

WP7

6

WP3

6

WP8

12

WP4

4

WP9

8

WP5

6

 

Deliverables : as responsible

WP3       D3 (month 17): Report on conceptual synthesis

WP6       D9 (month 32): Report on synthesis and scenarios

 

Deliverables : as partner

WP1       D1 (month 12): Report on legal and institutional issues

WP8       D5 (month 17): GI world database online

WP5       D8 (month 30): Case studies reports

WP7       D10 (month 35): Proceedings of the meeting on policy recommendations

WP8       D11 (month 35): GI implementation and assessment strategic guide

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CIRAD
Centre de Cooperation Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Developpement

Address:
Avenue Agropolis
34398
MONTPELLIER
France

Phone: +(33) 4 67 61 59 66
Fax: +(33) 4 67 61 44 15

Mail:
sautier@cirad.fr
devautour@cirad.fr

Website: http://www.cirad.fr


Team:

Objectives:

CIRAD is a leading international agricultural research organisation serving the tropics, subtropics and Mediterranean region. Its staff of 900 senior researchers working on targeted research for developing countries, including out-posted researchers in over 50 countries world-wide, holds an original expertise on tropical products and a very wide port-folio of international partnerships. Its expertise spans the life sciences, human sciences and engineering sciences and their application to agriculture and food, natural resource management and society.

CIRAD has a long-standing experience in dealing with the relations between food and place.  The topic of quality tropical food in general, and of place-based products in particular, has been a intense focus of recent research at CIRAD. Out-posted CIRAD researchers are conducting research on origin products within national research institutions in Brazil, Costa-Rica, Dominican Republic, Senegal, Vietnam and Kenya.

-         Pioneering studies regarding origin labelling have been undertaken for coffee in Indonesia, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica and Kenya.

-         In Brazil, CIRAD co-organised in 2003 the first nation-wide Seminar on GIs.

-         In Tunisia, a World Bank funded project has been undertaken with INRA and INAO (French National Institute for Appellations of Origin).

-         In Western Africa, CIRAD in coordination with the INAO is supporting African Intellectual Property Organisation member states in the task of identifying GIs potential products.

 

For the SINER-GI project, CIRAD is sub-contracting research capacity from CNEARC – Centre National d'Études Agronomiques des Régions Chaudes – a neighbouring institution also located in Montpellier,  France.

CNEARC is the French higher education institution for tropical agriculture and rural development. It offers among others a Master of Science Degree in Tropical Agriculture Development with a Major on “Adding value to agri-food products”. CNEARC will bring to the SINER-GI project its competencies in technical and territorial research and training, and MSc. students will base their thesis work on case studies.

 

 

Person-months

  

WP1

 4 

WP2

2

WP3

2

WP4

2

WP5

  16 

WP6

 2 

WP7

4

 

 

Deliverables : as responsible

 

WP5  D8 (month 30): Case Study Reports

 

Deliverables : as partner

 

WP1  D1 (month 12): Report on legal and institutional and issues

WP3  D3 (month 17): Report on conceptual synthesis

WP3  D4 (month 17): Report of the meeting on GIs development

WP4  D6 (month 20): Report on case study methodology

WP8  D11 (month 35): GI implementation and assessment strategic guide

 

 

At the moment our Associated Researchers are:

 

-   Helene ILBERT (for Mediterranean area):  ilbert@iamm.fr

-   Dirk TROSKIE (for South Africa):  DirkT@elsenburg.com

-   Johann KIRSTEN (for South África) : johann.kirsten@up.ac.za

 -  Amadeo ESCARRAMAN (for Republica Dominicana): aescarraman@idiaf.org.do

-   Carlos FONSECA (for Costa Rica): cfonseca@icafe.go.cr

-   Raymond JUSSAUME (for USA): rajussaume@wsu.edu

 

We are in the process of welcoming new associated researchers:

-   Geneviève Teil (for France and India)

-   Valérie Boivert (for France and Ethiopia)

-   Ademir Cazella, Murilo Flores  (for brazil)

 

 

Some relevant publications

-         Decazy F., Avelino J., Guyot B., Perriot J.J., Pineda C. and Cilas C., 2003, "Quality of different Honduran coffees in relation to several environments", Journal of Food Science, Vol. 68 (7): 2356-2361

-         Requier-Desjardins D., Boucher F., Cerdan C., 2003, "Globalisation and the evolution of production systems: rural food processing and localised agri-food systems in Latin American countries." Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, Vol.15 (1): 49-67.

-         Moity-Maïzi P., (de) Sainte Marie C., Geslin P., Muchnick J. and Sautier D. (eds), 2001, "Systèmes agroalimentaires localisés. Terroirs, savoir-faire, innovations, Etudes et Recherches sur les Systèmes Agraires et le Développement, Vol. 32: 216 p.

-         Moity-Maïzi P. and Devautour H., 2001, "Réactiver la tradition par l'AOC – Le cabécou de Rocamadour." Etudes et Recherches sur les Systèmes Agraires et le Développement, Vol. 32: 179-194.

-         Montagnon C. (ed.), 2003, Cafés: terroirs et qualité, Cirad, France: 154 p.

-         SYAL (ed.), 2003, Local Agri-food Systems, Papers presented to the seminar "Local Agri-food Systems", Montpellier, October 16-18, 2002.

-         Kop P.V, Sautier D., Gerz A. (2006). Origin-based products. Lesons for pro-poor market development. KIT/ CIRAD Bulletin 372, 104 p.

 

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DSE
Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche

Address:
Via delle Pandette, 9
50127
Firenze
Italy

Phone: 0039-055-4374570
Fax: 0039-055-4374905

Mail:
alessandro.pacciani@unifi.it
andrea.marescotti@unifi.it

Website: http://www.dse.unifi.it


Team:

Objectives:

DESCRIPTION OF THE INSTITUTION:

The Department of Economic Sciences is the major centre for economic studies within the University of Florence. The economists of the Department are involved in a number of research activities within the following macro areas: Agricultural Economics, Political Economics, Industrial Economics, International Economics, Development Economics, Public Economics, Economic Policy, Economic Geography, and History of Economic Thought. Researches are always performed with an interdisciplinary approach focusing amongst others, on themes such as the problems of local realities, the analysis of agricultural systems, regional, national and international development, environmental policies and sustainable development. The research activity is carried out in close collaboration with other local, national and European research centres and institutions. The agricultural economists of the Department have a particular expertise in the analysis of the agro-food system and food chain management, food quality, rural and local development. They have taken part to many international, national and regional research projects also as advisors to the policy maker. The European Union has already financed a research project of the team within the 5th Framework program “Quality of Life and Management of Living Resources” on the Definition of a common European analytical framework for the development of local agri-environmental programmes for biodiversity and landscape conservation (AEMBAC), and a Concerted Action, closely related to SINER-GI, on the Development of Origin Labelled Products: Humanity, Innovation, and Sustainability – (DOLPHINS ).

DESCRIPTION OF THE TEAM:

  • Alessandro Pacciani: Full professor in agricultural economics - Expertise: analysis of agro-food policy and management of food chain and in co-operative firms in agriculture
  • Giovanni Belletti: Assistant professor in agro-industrial firm economics - Expertise: Agro-food system analysis, food quality and rural and local development
  • Andrea Marescotti: Assistant professor in agricultural and rural policies - Expertise: Agro-food system analysis, food quality and rural and local development
  • Silvia Scaramuzzi: Research assistant in agricultural economics and policy - Expertise: Agro-food system analysis, food quality, local development agricultural credit
  • Riccardo Simoncini: Research assistant in agricultural economics and policy - Expertise: Environment and sustainable development
  • Tunia Burgassi: PhD student in agricultural and quality economics - Expertise: Food quality and typical products
  • Elisabetta Manco: Junior researcher agricultural economics - Expertise: Wine sector and food quality
  • Tommaso Neri: Junior researcher in agricultural economics - Expertise: CAP Reform and bio - fuels

MAIN PUBLICATIONS OF THE GROUP RELATED TO THE TOPIC:

Pacciani A., Belletti G., Marescotti A. e Scaramuzzi S., “The role of typical products in fostering rural development and the effects of Regulation (EEC) 2081/92”, paper presentato al 73° International Seminar dell’European Association of Agricultural Economists, “Policy experiences with rural development in a diversified Europe” (Ancona, 28-30 giugno 2001), Firenze, 2001

Belletti G., Marescotti A. e Scaramuzzi S., “Il ruolo dell’organizzazione dei sistemi produttivi locali nella tipicità dei prodotti agricoli: alcuni spunti di riflessione”, in: De Rosa M., de Vincenzo D. (a cura di), “Tra globalizzazione e localismo. Quale futuro per i sistemi produttivi territoriali?”, Liguori Editore, Napoli, 2002, pp.183-203

Belletti G., Marescotti A. e Scaramuzzi S., “Paths of rural development based on typical products: a comparison between alternative strategies”, Fifth IFSA European Symposium, “Farming and Rural Systems Research and Extension. Local Identities and Globalisation”, Florence, Italy - April 8-11, 2002

Allaire G., Belletti G., “Multi-functionality and the role of qualities related to product origin in the new European agricultural model : framework for analysis and open questions”, Toulouse – Firenze, mimeo, 2002

Belletti G., Brunori G., Marescotti A., Rossi A., “Multifunctionality and rural development: a multilevel approach”, in: Van Huylenbroek G., Durand G. (eds.), “Multifunctional agriculture. A new paradigm for European agriculture and rural development”, Ashgate, Aldershot, 2003, pp.55-80;

Marescotti A. (2003), “Typical products and rural development: Who benefits from PDO/PGI recognition?”, paper prepared for the 83rd EAAE Seminar Food Quality Products in the Advent of the 21st Century: Production, Demand and Public Policy, 4th-7th September, 2003 - Chania, Greece

Pacciani A., Belletti G., Marescotti A., Scaramuzzi S. (2003), “Strategie di valorizzazione dei prodotti tipici e sviluppo rurale: il ruolo delle denominazioni geografiche”, in: Arzeni A., Esposti R., Sotte F. (a cura di), “Politiche di sviluppo rurale tra programmazione e valutazione”, Franco Angeli, Milano, pp.235-264

Belletti G., Burgassi T., Marescotti A., Scaramuzzi S. (2005) “The effects of certification costs on the success of a PDO/PGI”, paper presented at 92nd EAAE Seminar "Quality Management and Quality Assurance in Food Chains", Goettingen, Germany.

Belletti G., Burgassi T., Marescotti A., Manco E., Scaramuzzi S. (2006) “La valorizzazione dei prodotti tipici su base territoriale: problemi e opportunità nell’impiego di denominazioni geografiche e marchi collettivi”, in Ciappei (a cura di) “La valorizzazione economica delle tipicità locali tra localismo e globalizzazione”, Firenze University Press, Florence.

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AGRIDEA
Swiss Centre for Agricultural Extension and Rural Development

Address:
Avenue des Jordils 1
1006
Lausanne
Switzerland

Phone: +4121 601 44 00
Fax: +4121 617 02 61

Mail:



Website: http://www.agridea.ch


Team:

Objectives:

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UNEW
University of Newcastle

Address:
Agriculture Building
NE1 7RU
Newcastle upon Tyne
United Kingdom

Phone: +44 191 2226900
Fax: +44 191 2226720

Mail:



Website: http://www.ncl.ac.uk



Objectives:

The University of Newcastle, School of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development is a leading institution in research and teaching in agriculture, food and the rural environment, housing over 50 academic and technical staff with expertise spanning agricultural science, agricultural economics, food marketing and rural sociology. The School has a long-standing reputation in national and international agricultural policy analysis and modelling, as well as marketing and market analysis and consumer behaviour, with reference to developed, developing and transitional economies. Undergraduate degree programmes are offered in agribusiness management and food marketing, as well as MSc programmes in International Agriculture and Food Marketing, and Rural Resource Management. Approximately 50 full- and part-time doctoral students are catered for. The School also houses the Centre for Rural Economy, a dedicated centre providing a focus for teaching and research into countryside change and rural development, in both national and international contexts. Examples of recent major research projects undertaken are : ‘Review of the Economics of Food Safety and Food Standards’ ; ‘The Changing Role of Farms and Agricultural Institutions’ (a collaborative project between Germany and the UK) ; ‘The Nature of Rural Development – Europe’s Rural Futures’ ; ‘UK Policy and Market Analysis of the Impacts of Foot and Mouth Disease’ ; ‘Sustainable Agriculture in Central and Eastern Europe’ ; and ‘Strategies for Integrated Development of Agriculture and Rural Areas in CEE Countries’.

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WUR
Wageingen University - Rural Sociology

Address:
Hollandseweg 1
NL-6706 KN
Wageningen
The Netherlands

Phone: 0031-317-485918
Fax: 0031-317-485475

Mail:
hielke.vandermeulen@wur.nl
han.wiskerke@wur.nl

Website: http://www.rso.wur.nl/UK/


Team:

Objectives:

ABOUT THE RURAL SOCIOLOGY GROUP

The Rural Sociology Group was established in 1946. During the 1950s, 1960s and early 1970s education and research focused on the modernisation of agriculture and rural society, and the main themes were the diffusion of innovations and the social-cultural predispositions of farmers and rural people to accept change. Rural Sociology produced expert knowledge which increasingly came to be considered as important as that produced by the technical agricultural sciences.
In the late 1970s it became clear that a reorientation of the discipline was needed since a new set of issues had emerged within the agricultural development agenda, especially: the growth of agribusiness, the subsequent loss of farmers' autonomy and the emergence of the question of the survival of family farming, the role of women in agriculture and rural development, and the environmental problem. These were soon followed by theoretical developments and empirical research relating to heterogeneity, farming styles, endogenous development and regional problems.

At present the research programme of the Rural Sociology Group is oriented – both empirically and theoretically – at transformation processes in agriculture, rural areas and the food supply chain. Specific attention is paid to the different levels at which these transformation processes occur and are shaped, as well as to the different actors and institutions involved. The Rural Sociology Group studies and analyses these transformation processes from an interpretative-explanatory sociological perspective, combining qualitative and quantitative research methods. A common denominator is the focus on heterogeneity, agency, micro-macro linkages and the differential dynamics of (agricultural and non-agricultural) practices and processes of institutionalisation. An important feature of its research is the multidisciplinary approach, based on a well-established co-operation between sociologists, economists, agronomists, animal scientists and technicians. Equally relevant is the close collaboration with (organisations of) stakeholders.

Research activities, which are increasingly carried out as part of European projects, focus on the following four key themes:

1.

Agricultural and rural transformation processes: the nature and dynamics of agricultural and rural transformation processes in the European countryside, with specific attention for the socio-economic impact of and potentials for multifunctionality and the role and meaning of non-agricultural actors and counter-urbanisation processes on the use, governance and liveability of the countryside.

 

2.

Dynamics and sustainability of food supply chains: the dynamics of food production and consumption, with special attention for the impact of different organisational forms of food supply chains on sustainability and the social construction of quality, cultiral heritage, regional typicalty, safety, health, and transparency.

 

3.

Policy, governance and institutions: the nature and dynamics of interest promotion, policy and governance regarding rural areas and food production and consumption, with special attention for changing relations between state, markets, the agricultural sector and society as well as for new expression of public-private co-operation.

 

4. Design and management of transition processes: the nature and dynamics of innovation and transition processes in the European countryside, with specific attention for a sociological analysis of the co-evolution of technical and institutional transformation and design processes.

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LU
University of Latvia, Department of Sociology

Address:
Lomonosova street 1
LV 1019
Riga
Latvia

Phone: +371 29417173
Fax: +371 7089860

Mail:
talis.tisenkopfs@lu.lv


Website: http://www.lu.lv


Team:

Objectives:

University of Latvia, Partner 7, is represented in SINER-GI Project by the Department of Sociology. The Latvian team members have experience in the areas of rural studies, analysis of food supply chains, integrated development of rural institutions, multifunctionality of agriculture, organic farming, rural innovation, and other. The researchers have taken part in preparation of Latvia Human Development Reports (1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2005) published by the UNDP and University of Latvia, which give a broad outlook on social and economic development issues. Experience with researching post-socialist transformation and EU accession is of specific added value to the project consortium. The other recent EU funded projects include:

  • 2004 – 2005 – Women Towards ownership in Business and Agriculture, EC Community Framework Strategy on Gender Equality project;
  • 2003 – 2006 – Marketing Sustainable Agriculture: An analysis of the Potential Role of New Food Supply Chains in Sustainable Rural Development, Acronym: SUS-CHAIN;
  • 2001 – 2004 – Researching Public Accountability Procedures in Different European Societies, Acronym: PubAcc;
  • 2002 – 2003 – Transforming Rural Communication, Acronym: TRUC;
  • 2000 – 2003 – Rural partnerships programme, The British Department for International Development Baltic rural livelihoods project

Some relevant publications

  • Zobena, Aija (editor-in-chief) Capability in the Regions. Latvia Human Development Report 2004/2005. Riga: UNDP and University of Latvia.
  • Ozoliņa, Žaneta un Tālis Tisenkopfs (eds.) Latvia at the Crossroads of Europeanisation. Rīga: LU Akadēmiskais apgāds. (In Latvian).
  • Tisenkopfs, Talis and Sandra Sumane (2004) “Rural Community Initiatives in the Latvian Countryside”. In Ilkka Alanen (ed.) Mapping Rural Problematics in the Baltic. Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing, pp. 219-247.
  • Tisenkopfs Talis and Sandra Sumane (2004) “Communication processes in rural communities: the case of partnerships”, Acta Universiatis Latviensis. Vol 663, Politics and Sociology.
  • Tisenkopfs, T. (1999) “Rurality as creative field: towards an integrated rural development in Latvia.” Sociologia Ruralis 39 (3) pp. 411- 430.
  • Tisenkopfs, T. and A. Zobena (eds) (1999) Social Aspects of Sustainable Agriculture: Experience in Baltic and Nordic Countries. Jelgava: Latvian Agricultural University.
  • Tisenkopfs, T. (1999) “Consructed countryside: post-socialist and late modern mixture in rural change”. Humanities and social sciences Latvia 1 (22) 99 pp. 72-111.
  • Tisenkopfs, T. (1998). “Post-Collectivist Farmers as Social, Economic and Political Group”. In: Leo Granberg and Imre Kovach (eds) Actors on the Changing European Countryside. Budapest: Hungarian Academy of Sciences, pp. 131-143.

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UNIPR - DE
Università degli Studi di Parma - Dipartimento di Economia

Address:
Via Kennedy 6
43100
Parma
Italy

Phone: +390521032496
Fax: +390521032498

Mail:
corrado.giacomini@unipr.it
filippo.arfini@unipr.it

Website: http://economia.unipr.it/


Team:

Objectives:

The research team of Parma has a considerable experience in the field of agri-food chain and in the evaluation of the effects of agricultural policies at regional level through the development of mathematical models. In these areas of research, the team of Parma co-operates with some regional institutions (Regione Veneto and Regione Emilia Romagna) in the elaboration of regional rural development projects and quality policies. Over the last few years, the research activity has been focussing on some local and national typical products and their main issues (Parmigiano Reggiano, Prosciutto di Parma). This knowledge made possible to organise the 52nd EAAE Seminar, focussed on the policies about PDO products. The contribution will regard the articulation of rural and agricultural development at territorial level, particularly the relationships between the processes internal to the primary sector and the rest of socio-economic context. Also the research team will provide experience relate to the organisation of the market of some famous OLPs . This institute has been strongly involved in the DOLPHINS FAIR project. Person-months   

WP1

 1 

WP2

1

WP3

1

WP4

1

WP5

  2  

WP6

 1 

WP7

1

 

Deliverables : as responsible

  • WP8  D11 (month 35): GI implementation and assessment strategic guide

Deliverables : as partner

  •  WP2  D2 (month 12): Report on social and economic issues
  • WP5  D8 (month 30): Case studies reports

At the moment our Associated Researcher are:

We are waiting the application form filled in  by another Associated Researcher:

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ENITAC
Ecole Nationale d'Ingénieurs des Travaux Agricoles de Clermont

Address:
Site de Marmilhat - BP 35
63370
LEMPDES
FRANCE

Phone: +33 473 981 336
Fax: + 33 473 981 390

Mail:
giraud@enitac.fr


Website: http://www.enitac.fr



Objectives:

ENITA will provide research leadership and significant intellectual input on consumer behaviour and origin labelled food products. Prof. G. Giraud was co-ordinator of FP5 KA1-Food Nutrition and Health project so-called TYPIC n° QLK1-CT-2002-02225, Typical Food Products in Europe: Consumer Preference and Objective Assessment, 2003-2005. ENITA-C team will bring new materials from TYPIC results as specific added value for SINERGI. Website: www.typic.org.  Additionally, other ENITA-C FP5 participations relevant to the SINER-GI proposal competencies include: Suppliers, Supply Chains Linking Food SMEs in Europe's Lagging Rural Regions, QLK5-CT-2000-00841, FP5, coord. SAC Aberdeen, 2001-2004; and Tradisausage, Assessment and improvement of safety of traditional dry sausages from producers to consumers, QLK1-CT-2002-02240, FP5, coord. INRA-SRV, 2003-2005.

Dr Georges Giraud

Professor

Head of Research Unit, agri-food marketing, consumer behaviour 

Mrs Corinne Amblard

Ing

Marketing studies

 

Selected relevant publications

- Giraud G., 2003, "organic and Origin-Labelled Food Products in Europe: Labels for Consumers or from Producers?" In W. Lockeretz (ed) Ecolabels and the Greening of the Food Market, Tufts University press, Boston, USA: 41-49.

- Giraud G., 2003, "Marketing Origin and Organic Labelled Food Products in Europe: Trade-off Between Conviction and Convenience Stores." In Proceedings of the Academy of Marketing Science Annual Conference, Washington D.C., USA, May: 83-88.

- Giraud G., 2002, "Consumer perception of typical food products in Europe", Xth European Association of Agricultural Economists Congress, Exploring Diversity in the European Agri-food System, 28-31 August, Zaragoza, Spain: 9 p.

-  Giraud G., 2001, "Consumer perception of typical food products, some results from Europe", Dolphins concerted action workshop, September: 8 p.

- Giraud G., Sirieix L., Lebecque A., 2000, "Consumers’ Purchase behaviour towards typical foods in mass marketing. the case of PDO Camembert from Normandy", In Proceedings of the 67th Seminar of European Association of Agricultural Economists, The socio-economics of origin labelled products in agro-food supply chains, coll. Actes et Communications, INRA-ESR Ed., n°17-1: 117-125.

 

Deliverables: as partner

 

WP5 : D8 (month 30): Case studies reports

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OriGIn
Organization for an International Geographical Indications Network

Address:
Rue de Spa 28
1000
Brussels
Belgium

Phone: +32.2.285.46.94
Fax: +32.2.285.46.90

Mail:
info@origin-gi.com


Website: http://www.origin-gi.com



Objectives:

ORIGIN is an association of producers of origin labelled products. The aim of ORIGIN is to protect and promote geographical indications products. It constitutes a place allowing for exchanges between producers and favouring the transfers of experience and expertise. It also provides producers with a channel through which to convey opinions on international negotiations, in a coherent way.

ORIGIN was created in June 2003 and has rapidly developed, with an increasing number of members and strong relationships with international organisations, scientists and institutions (EU Commission, Swiss Institute of Intellectual Property, French Institute of Appellations of Origin…). At the end of 2004, ORIGIN includes more than 70 organisations from more than 30 countries, representing more than 1 million producers.

 

Person-months

WP1

0.5

WP5

1

WP2

0.5

WP6

0.25

WP3

0.25

WP7

0.25

WP4

0.25

 

 

Deliverables : as partner

WP5       D8 (month 30): Case studies reports

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UNED
University of Edinburgh

Address:
50 George Square
EH8 9JY
Edinburgh
United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)131 651 3855
Fax: +44(0)131 668 3053

Mail:
angela.tregear@ed.ac.uk


Website: http://man.ed.ac.uk


Team:

Objectives:

The University of Edinburgh Management School and Economics is a leading institution in research and teaching in the disciplines of management, economics and marketing housing over 80 permanent academic staff supplemented by over 20 temporary and visiting research fellows and professors. The School offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in international management, business studies, industrial management, entrepreneurship and law, as well as a highly respected international MBA programme. The School provides expertise in a range of fields relevant to the SINER-GI project including food marketing and consumer behaviour, international business, agrifood supply chain and retail management, and small business behaviour.

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