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Geographical Indication Building Process for Sharr Cheese (Kosovo): “Inside Insights” on Sustainability

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CIRAD, UMR INNOVATION, Montpellier, France. INNOVATION, Univ Montpellier, CIRAD, INRAE, Institut Agro, F-34398 Montpellier, France
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Moma, Montpellier Research in Management, University of Montpellier, Rue Vendémiaire, Bât. B-CS 19519 Montpellier CEDEX 2, France
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Aida Association—Association Internationale Pour le Développement de L’agroenvironnement, Action, Médiation, Formation, 34980 Combaillaux, France
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Legal and International Consultant on Geographical Indications, 71 000 Mâcon, France
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Independent Consultant, 20 000 Prizren, Kosovo
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Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Academic Editors: Giovanni Belletti, Andrea Marescotti, Filippo Arfini, François Casabianca, Emilie Vandecandelaere and Junko Kimura
Sustainability 2021, 13(10), 5696; https://doi.org/10.3390/su13105696
Received: 16 March 2021 / Revised: 5 May 2021 / Accepted: 11 May 2021 / Published: 19 May 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Geographical Indications, Public Goods, and Sustainable Development)
This article aims to contribute to the reflection on sustainability in the field of Geographical Indications (GI). GIs are instruments for organizing collective action that have great interpretative flexibility. They are mobilized by a set of qualifying actors of differing natures, with diverse and sometimes divergent interests. For this reason, we focus on how the dimension of sustainability emerges from a collective learning process. Based on the approaches developed by Organization Studies, this article describes and analyzes the process of creating a GI for Sharr Cheese, a Balkan seasonal sheep pastoral cheese highly typical of a mountain range in Kosovo * (this designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244/1999 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence). The authors occupied an embedded research position in this learning process, from 2015 to 2019. The article describes boundary work carried out by the facilitators of collective action (brokers) within experimental spaces during the GI-building process. It analyzes how environmental accountability within the Sharr Cheese GI emerges from a strategic knowledge-brokering process and intensive institutional work. View Full-Text
Keywords: geographical indications; Kosovo; collective action; brokerage; learning process; boundary work; sustainability; agrarian systems analysis geographical indications; Kosovo; collective action; brokerage; learning process; boundary work; sustainability; agrarian systems analysis
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Bernard-Mongin, C.; Balouzat, J.; Chau, E.; Garnier, A.; Lequin, S.; Lerin, F.; Veliji, A. Geographical Indication Building Process for Sharr Cheese (Kosovo): “Inside Insights” on Sustainability. Sustainability 2021, 13, 5696. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13105696

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Bernard-Mongin C, Balouzat J, Chau E, Garnier A, Lequin S, Lerin F, Veliji A. Geographical Indication Building Process for Sharr Cheese (Kosovo): “Inside Insights” on Sustainability. Sustainability. 2021; 13(10):5696. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13105696

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Bernard-Mongin, Claire, Jimmy Balouzat, Elise Chau, Alice Garnier, Stéphanie Lequin, François Lerin, and Ahmet Veliji. 2021. "Geographical Indication Building Process for Sharr Cheese (Kosovo): “Inside Insights” on Sustainability" Sustainability 13, no. 10: 5696. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13105696

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