Akunna Oledinma

Research Fellow

Akunna has a PhD in Transport and her research focusses mainly on systems and structure surrounding policy development particularly in the agricultural sector; the interaction between stakeholders, citizens and government in policy formulation and implementation; and the economics of post-colonial infrastructure development. In addition, she has an MSc in Energy Studies and a BSc in Transport Economics. 
Research interests are: Governance, stakeholder relationships, Small and Medium Enterprises, UK Economy after Brexit.

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Biography

Akunna has  PhD in Transport and her research focusses mainly on systems and structure surrounding policy development particularly in the agricultural sector; the interaction between stakeholders, citizens and government in policy formulation and implementation; and the economics of post-colonial infrastructure development. In addition, she has an MSc in Energy Studies and a BSc in Transport Economics.

Her career focuses on these streams: Supply chain management, economic development, food policy, and public policy evaluation and encompasses both industry and academia, with a combined experience of 15 years, 13 of those in the UK and the USA. In addition to academic research her work has informed policy makers contributing to policy debates on natural resource governance and climate change for the United Nations headquarters in New York. She has extensive knowledge in natural resource management and international stakeholder relationships and have developed practical framework for stakeholder relationships between communities and their governments. She also has extensive global research knowledge, in the middle East, China, and Europe; management of food supply chain; in Africa, natural resources management.

Research interests are: Governance, stakeholder relationships, Small and Medium Enterprises, UK Economy after Brexit.

Policy Briefing

What’s in a name? The impact of Geographical Indications of Origin on producer growth and food heritage

Post-Brexit the UK government has committed to the implementation of a new UK system of Protected Food Names (PFNs). These will replace the EU Geographical Indications of Origin (GI) regulations for sales in the UK market. GIs, and potentially PFNs, can have significant benefits. Here, we combine case study and econometric methods to consider GIs’ impact on preserving and strengthening food heritage and producer growth. Our case study analysis suggests that GIs can play an important role in the heritagisation of food products although this depends critically on a range of operational factors

Associated Themes
  • Business Growth
Research Paper

What’s in a name? The impact of Geographical Indications of Origin on producer growth and food heritage. Research Paper No 86

Post-Brexit the UK government has committed to the implementation of a new UK system of Protected Food Names (PFNs). These will replace the EU Geographical Indications of Origin (GI) regulations for sales in the UK market. GIs, and potentially PFNs, can have significant benefits. Here, we combine case study and econometric methods to consider GIs’ impact on preserving and strengthening food heritage and producer growth. Our case study analysis suggests that GIs can play an important role in the heritagisation of food products although this depends critically on a range of operational factors

Associated Themes
  • Business Growth