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The role of geographical indications for Basmati rice in India and Jasmine rice in Thailand


geographical indication, institutions, rice


India, Thailand


The particular research goals are

  • to measure the socio-economic benefits of geographical indications (GIs)
  • to assess to what extent they contribute to reduce vulnerability to poverty
  • to examine whether different types of institutional regimes lead   systematically to different resource-related outcomes
  • to measure the multiplier effects of GIs on the rural economy through forward and backward linkages

Methodology consists of: (1) representative sampling of households, (2) focus group discussions and expert interviews, and (3) econometric modelling.

Team members

Project leader: Prof. Dr. Ulrike Grote
Coordinator for India Project:  Dr. Pradyot Jena
Coordinator for Thai Project:  Chuthaporn Ngokkuen

Institutions/ Funding Organizations

Socio-Economic Research Centre in New Delhi, India
Kasetsart University in Bangkok,Thailand
, Kiel Institute for the World Economy: 10.000,00 €


GROTE, U. (2009): Environmental Labeling, Protected Geographical Indications, and the Interests of Developing Countries. The Estey Centre Journal of International Law and Trade Policy 10(1), 94-110.
Jena, Pradyot R. and Ulrike Grote(2010):
Changing Institutions to Protect Regional Heritage: A Case for Geographical Indications in the Indian Agrifood Sector. Development Policy Review, 28 (2), pp. 217-236. weitere Informationen
Jena, P.R. and U.Grote (2012):
Impact evaluation of traditional Basmati rice cultivation in Uttarakhand State of Northern India: What implications does it hold for Geographical Indications? World Development, Vol. 40, No. 9, pp. 1895-1907.
Ngokkuen, C. and U. Grote (2012):
Geographical Indication for Jasmine Rice: Applying a Logit Model to Predict Adoption Behavior of Thai Farm Households. Quarterly Journal of International Agriculture. 51 (2012), No. 2: 157-185.
Ngokkuen, C. and U. Grote  (2011): The Prediction of Household Behavior in Adopting Geographical Indication Certification for Jasmine Rice from Northeastern Thailand. The GSTF Business Review (GBR), Vol.1 No.1 (August 2011), pp. 173-178.

Workshops/ Conferences

Paper presented at Tropentag 2012 in Göttingen: "Resilience of agricultural systems against crises":

  • CHUTHAPORN NGOKKUEN, ULRIKE GROTE: Can Geographical Indication Increase Household Welfare and Reduce Poverty? Evidence from Rural Northeastern Thailand
  • PRADYOT JENA, ULRIKE GROTE, TILL STELLMACHER: Welfare Effects of Coffee Certification: Some Evidence from Nicaragua

Paper presented at Verein für Socialpolitik:

Duration of the Project

April 2008 – September 2012


Dr. Pradyot Ranjan Jena, Chuthaporn Ngokkuen

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