Photo: Páll Jökull Pétursson, Katla Geopark

The initiative 

Pic: Terras de Cavaleiros, UGG

What does GEOfood means?

GEOfood is powered and owned by Magma UNESCO Global Geopark, in Norway.

GEOfood brand defines the “taste quality” based on local traditions and ancient knowledge, connected with geological heritage which is charecterizing 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 geogrpahical origin of the product. 

GEOfood wish to  become an 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 realation with local development, food initiative, research projects and educational programmes.

Pic: Terras de Cavaleiros UGG

Pic: Las Loras UGG

Pic: Tuscan Mining UGG