The consortium lead DEVELOPMENT Solutions (DS) is a UK consultancy which serves the international donor and business community in delivering sustainable development and sustainable investment projects. Our expertise is in project design and management, research, policy and regulatory analysis, and the delivery of capacity strengthening projects. Training design requires a thorough needs assessment, ensuring that formats are highly relevant to the local context and build on the achievements of previous training programmes. Our activities are delivered through seminars, training workshops, internships, study visits and policy studies. DS has established a strong network of contacts in government authorities in third countries, industry groups, civil society and academia and is well versed in the communication protocols to cooperate with these networks. DS has a recognised expertise in state of the art visibility, communications and dissemination campaigns.
Campden BRI is the UK's largest independent membership-based organisation carrying out research and development for the food and drinks industry worldwide. We are committed to providing industry with the research, technical and advisory services needed to ensure product safety and quality, process efficiency and product and process innovation. We provide practical scientific, technical, legislative and information support to the food, drink (including brewing and alcoholic drinks) and allied industries. We are membership based and work closely with our members to ensure the industrial relevance of our services, which include analysis and testing, product innovation, process validation, consultancy, auditing, and training. These are underpinned by a strong programme of research and development. Many of our service activities are independently accredited and can be tailored to meet specific client needs. Campden BRI also publishes leading industry guidance on best practice and legislation. Our areas of expertise cover:
- Manufacturing technologies - food processing (heating, chilling, freezing), aseptic technology, on microwave heating, malting & brewing, milling, baking & extrusion, process control & instrumentation and packaging technology.
- Safety assurance - including hygiene & sanitation, microbiology & preservation, processing technologies, analysis & testing (microbiological, chemical), and quality & safety management systems.
- Product development, product quality, consumer studies, market insights, sensory science, authenticity testing, shelf-life evaluation, labelling and legislation.
- Agri-food production, ingredients and raw material technologies.
- Training courses and events delivered by world-class experts including extensive work in the field of organic farming.
Campden BRI’s facilities at Chipping Campden and Nutfield sites in the UK include:
- Around 3,000 sq. m of laboratories for food and drink microbiology, hygiene, chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, brewing and cereal science, sensory and consumer studies, and packaging technology
- Around 3,500 sq. m of food process hall and pilot plant facilities including malting and brewing, retorting, chilling, milling, baking, hygiene and packaging
- 800 sq. m of dedicated training and conference facilities, including a Campden BRI subsidiary in Budapest, Hungary, from where it provides a wide range of consultancy, support and trouble-shooting activities to eastern Europe
Campden BRI operate a total quality management system which includes:
The Organization for an International Geographical Indications Network (OriGIn), is a not-for-profit NGO established in 2003 in response to the increasing phenomenon of Geographical Indications (GIs) abuse. Today, OriGIn represents 350 associations of producers from 40 countries. We are committed to advocating a more effective legal protection of GIs at the national, regional and international level, through campaigns aimed at decision-makers, the media and the public at large as well as promoting GIs as a tool for sustainable development for local producers and communities.
Our activities include the provision of invaluable technical support in the form of periodical reports, newsletters, studies, information on court decisions and national laws. Since our founding, we have been active in the field of training to our members both in Europe and internationally, and count on state of the art training facilities through our member association head offices across Europe.
Our network represents a unique source of information on the main issues touching upon GIs including legal protection in major markets, quality control, and marketing.
We are involved in various technical assistance projects aimed at helping producers and communities take full advantage of the local GI potential.
We have become the voice of GI producers within the main international and regional forums, including the World Trade Organization (WTO), The EU and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). In 2008, OriGIn played a key role in forging the coalition (including a large majority of WTO Member States) that supports the extension of the high protection of art, 23 of the TRIPS Agreement to all GIs, as well as the establishment of a truly multilateral register for all GIs within the WTO.