“Aceituna del Valle de Azapa” applies to an geographical indication protection
The producers of the olive of Azapa´s Valey filed the application to be recognized as a geographic indication (IG). This product is one of the most famous one of the region. This valley is located in the north of the country.
This type of olive can be prepared in four different ways. The producers are trying to protect the local tradition behind that process; in Chile as well as worldwide.
If they obtain this recognition, this would be the 7th chilenian product with that status: “Limon de Pica”; “Atun de la Isla de Pascua”, “Cangrejo Dorado de Juan Fernandez”; “Sal de Cachuil-Boyeruca-Lo Valdivia”; “La alfareria de Pomaire” y “ Los dulces de la Ligua”.