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The volcanic effects of PDOs wines in Cabo Verde. A sustainable approach
Alessandra Narciso  1, *@  , Hailton Tavares Alfama  1@  
1 : Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma / University Campus Bio-Medico of Rome  (UCBM)  -  Site web
* : Auteur correspondant

Cabo Verde instituted provisions for Geographical Indications (GIs) protections of its products through its Intellectual Property Code of 2007, and two of the country's signature volcanic wines – Fogo and Chã das Caldeiras vinho do Fogo – received appellations of origin (PDO) in 2021. On April 6, 2022, Cabo Verde signed the WIPO Lisbon System, a measure that reaffirms its commitment to utilizing GIs for the socio-economic development of the archipelago by supporting culture, agriculture, and new tourism policies.

Using a multidisciplinary approach, we investigate how GIs Cabo Verde's wines could work as a spillover, volcanic effect, for sustainable development. We argue that by strategically interconnecting PDO wines to other high-quality traditional products (e.g. coffee, fish, and cheese), and with cultural aspects – such as festivals and music – would not only boost agri-food tourism, but also benefit communities by increasing product traceability and having more educated youth employed. This process should be accompanied by national strategies to maximize results across sectors.

Folklore and other traditions – including food, music, and festivals – that proudly link people to their territories and products should be intertwined with a GI strategy. Education, IT, and communication infrastructures should also accompany this process to reinforce the efficacy of GIs.


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