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Geographical indication protection and rural livelihoods: insights from India and Thailand

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  • Pradyot Ranjan Jena
  • Chuthaporn Ngokkuen
  • Dil Bahadur Rahut
  • Ulrike Grote

type="main"> The paper synthesises the results from empirical case studies undertaken in India and Thailand on the welfare impacts of geographical indications (GIs). The findings indicate a positive effect from GI protection on the well-being of farm households and rural poverty. GI protection also preserves the traditional knowledge embedded in a GI good as well as the traditional heritage of the locality that produces the good. The findings support the call for stronger intellectual property rights protection.

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Article provided by Asia Pacific School of Economics and Government, The Australian National University in its journal Asian-Pacific Economic Literature.

Volume (Year): 29 (2015)
Issue (Month): 1 (May)
Pages: 174-185

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