Economic generator and rural development


The Act promotes diversification in agri-food production by encouraging producers to form groups to produce and market specific authentic products, thereby protecting their designations.

The protection of designations, primarily territorial designations relating to links with a terroir, makes it possible to identify authentic products produced in rural areas within a given region. It can greatly benefit remote regions or regions that are not suitable for mass agriculture.

The recognition of these products thus encourages regional producers to promote their region by means of their products. The economic activity generated by marketing products, combined with the need to localize the production stages in the designation’s region, is a key element for regional and rural development.

Moreover, many regionally produced products have specific characteristics that are worthwhile to promote. Recognition of reserved designations that emphasize these specific characteristics can definitely benefit regional development.

Economic generator and rural development