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IJSSH 2019 Vol.9(2): 22-25 ISSN: 2010-3646
doi: 10.18178/ijssh.2019.V9.984

Geographical Indication as a Tool for Regional Development: An Opportunity for Small Farmers to Excel in the Market

Alan Malacarne, Liaria Nunes-Silva, and Robelius De-Bortoli
Abstract—Agribusinesses engage in a form of production in which only the big producer benefits while family farming suffers from a scarcity of opportunities. Given this scenario, how can the family farmer successfully contribute to national agricultural production and not have to depend solely on subsistence farming? The objective of this study is to analyze the food production network in Brazil within each of its five geographic regions. This work is classified as applied research, as its purpose is to generate knowledge and practical applications in order to solve problems. In order to support this aim, this paper includes a bibliographical survey of the bases of public domain with documentary searches conducted at the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE). The results show that the data on food production in the five large Brazilian regions differs significantly and shows how the agrobusiness model, where only large landowners generate wealth, is harmful to small producers. Thus, it is concluded that one of the solutions for these small producers is to innovate and thereby give their products added value. The use of Geographical Indications would help to support these small producers in their efforts to thrive.

Index Terms—Geographical indication, regional development, agribusiness, family agriculture.

Alan Malacarne, Liara Nunes-Silva, and Robelius De-Bortoli is with the Graduate Program in Intellectual Property of the Federal University of Sergipe, Brazil (e-mail: alanmalacarne1988@gmail.com, liaria.nunes@ifpi.edu.br, robelius@yahoo.com.br).

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Cite: Alan Malacarne, Liaria Nunes-Silva, and Robelius De-Bortoli, "Geographical Indication as a Tool for Regional Development: An Opportunity for Small Farmers to Excel in the Market," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 22-25, 2019.

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