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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Localized production using Geographical Indications in the Amazon: The ecological stakes related to producing the cassava flour of Cruzeiro do Sul
Author: Emperaire, L
Eloy, L
da Cunha, MC
de Almeida, MWB
van Velthem, LH
Santilli, J
Katz, E
Rizzi, R
Silveira, JS
Abstract: Localized production using Geographical Indications in the Amazon: The ecological stakes related to producing the cassava flour of Cruzeiro do Sul The valorisation of local products using geographical indications is a relatively recent development in Brazil. The 'cassava flour' of Cruzeiro do Sul (Upper Jurua, Acre) is likely to receive this sign of quality. It remains to be seen whether a GI (Geographical Indication) can assure the continuity of this Amazonian product that involves elements both of ecological and cultural origin. It is a hybrid product, resulting from Northeast Brazilian know-how and Western Amazonian cassava varieties. Because of its particular organoleptic qualities, it has gained a national reputation. However, its commercial development is based on the extension of cultivated areas taking over forest areas. Public policies do not integrate environmental and cultural dimensions of this production but rather focus their action on sanitary standards, homogeneity of the product and visibility of its packaging. Finally, this case highlights the difficulties in applying the geographical indications system to a heterogeneous social and ecological context.
Subject: Amazonia
Brazil
cassava
deforestation
designation of origin
Country: França
Editor: John Libbey Eurotext Ltd
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1684/agr.2012.0537
Date Issue: 2012
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