Xavier Remongin / agriculture.gouv.fr

The regional economic observatory of signs of quality and origin of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, which brings together several partner organizations of the INAO, the French National Institute of Origin and Quality, published a study June 11 on the added value that can be brought by choosing to produce organic products or products under geographic indications for the regional industry of milk production in plains, in a region where the dairy farms primarily product conventional milk.

This statistical analysis was based on the Chaource and Epoisses geographical dairy indications, which seemed the most pertinent as they represent 20% of the operators in the region.

These data gathers demonstrates that geographic indications can be a true asset in a plains region, by encouraging continued dairy activity in the area, by generating economic attractiveness for new farms and in guaranteeing a better valuation for producers, all while protecting them from extreme price volatility.

You can read the full, detailed statistical report here (in French).