Mondulkiri Wild Honey will gain intellectual property protection through IGP status

The Ministry of Commerce will register Mondulkiri Wild Honey under the Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) to protect the intellectual property of the Mondulkiri Provincial Wild Bee Conservancy.

PGI is a status awarded by both the European Commission and the UK Government that protects and promotes named regional food products that have a reputation or noted characteristics specific to that region.

According to the Commerce Ministry, Commerce Minister Pan Sorasak will preside over the inauguration of the protected status at a ceremony tomorrow in Sen Monorom town, Mondulkiri province.

Around 300 participants, including government officials and members of the Mondulkiri Wild Bee Conservation Association, will attend.

The registration of Mondulkiri wild honey aims to prevent counterfeiting of the product in national and international markets, to preserve the traditional knowledge, skills and talents of farmers and communities in the province of Mondulkiri, as well as to promote the tourism sector and improve the livelihoods of local farmers.

According to the Ministry of Environment, a community can collect up to 50 tons of honey per year, and together with all other communities in the province, they can obtain around 150 to 200 tons of honey per year.

  • Key words: Mondulkiri Wild Honey, PGI

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