One of the activities of the CANDY Consortium was the introduction of geographical indications (GI) for four specialities from Central Asia. Such GIs are signs used to brand products with specific qualities, reputations and characteristics that are primarily due to the terroir of origin. For further information, please check our publications on GIs (here on the right) and our project page of CANDY V.
РУС ENG ТОҶ УЗБ КЫР Presentation of geographical indications
On this webpage, we provide a free-of-charge Geographical Information System (GIS) that delineates the four GI terroirs on interactive maps. It allows for zooming on precise locations of small communities, and producers of the concerned specialities will be able to verify their location with respect to the GI terroirs. We mention, however, that besides a suitable location within a terroir, also several other criteria apply for successful GI branding, and products have to undergo a procedure of application and classification, before they can officially carry the respective GI. Please don’t hesitate to contact us, in case of questions.
Asht Dried Apricot
- Region: Sughd, Tajikistan
- Varieties: Mirsanjali Zard (yellow), Surkh (red)
- Character: sweet with a delicate sour taste
Terroir: Google Maps
- Region: Alma-Ata, Kazakhstan
- Varieties: Aport Alexander, Blood Red
- Character: sweet; among the oldest apple varieties
Terroir: Google Maps
Maps are only as accurate as their input data. Also, projections between a round globe and a flat map can cause distortions. In case of inaccuracies – and particularly when they concern country borders – we would like to mention, that as a non-governmental organization, we do not represent any political views with the maps provided here above. To report an inaccuracy, please contact us.
Since 2008, Hilfswerk International enables support, promotion and economic development of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) processing fruit and vegetables, dried fruit, nuts and honey within the framework of the project series named CANDY (Central Asian Nuts, Dried Fruit and HoneY processing SMEs). After three successful projects (CANDY I-III, 2008-2015), the project CANDY IV (2017-2019) focused on specialized and comprehensive services for export-oriented SMEs. Since the beginning of 2020, we continue with the project CANDY V. All projects are funded by the European Union within the framework of the program “Central Asia Invest”.
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