Photo: Páll Jökull Pétursson, Katla Geopark

The initiative 

Pic: Terras de Cavaleiros, UGG

What does GEOfood means?

GEOfood is powered and owned by GEOfood Int. No profit share company, based in Norway

From 2024 UNESCO Global Geoparks will have the possibility to become part of the Company Governance, the General Assembly, the Board of Directors, are included in the Governance as decision making bodies, regulated by the Norwegian Law. A specific Scientific Committee is also planned, including specific scientific field of expertise. The  Board members will be expressed by the owners and by the Scientific committee members. All UNESCO Global Geoparks will have the same decisional power within the Company. 

All economic surpluses from GEOfood Int. AS are given to a charity Association, chosen by the GEOfood Int. Board, regulated by Norwegian Law. 

GEOfood brand defines the “quality” based on local traditions and ancient knowledge, connected with geological heritage which is characterizing each territory.

GEOfood brand has its routes within the UNESCO Global Geoparks and it can be used only in such UNESCO designated areas.

GEOfood’s mission is to support the sustainable development of local communities, increasing the actions towards the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. GEOfood aims to operate within the UNESCO Global Geoparks values and bottom-up approach.

GEOfood do not interefer with other quality label certifing the chemical composition or the geographical origin of the product (DOP or EU quality labels) and it can be associated to the existing local food brand.

GEOfood brand cannot be associated with Global Geoparks Network label or any other Geoparks Regional Labels, not of course with UNESCO logo.

GEOfood brand can be associated with the logo of the UNESCO Global Geopark

GEOfood wish to  become a unique tourist opportunity for authentic experiences that enrich both the body and the mind across amazing Geoparks around the World.

GEOfood is expanding and several UNESCO Global Geoparks adopted the brand to promote the connection between the unique Geoparks’s geological heritage and the local food traditions.

Branding local product and restaurants within the GEOfood label it means to support the Geopark´s local communities in developing sustainable agricultural activities, following certian sustainability standards adopted by the members with the purpose to increase the awareness about the importance of the correct use of the soil, the geological and the cultural heritage.

Furthemore the GEOfood facilitate the exchange of specific good practices within UNESCO Global Geoparks in relation with local development, food initiative, research projects and educational programmes.

Pic: Terras de Cavaleiros UGG

Pic: Las Loras UGG

Pic: Tuscan Mining UGG