This study investigates the geographical indication process in Turkey as a part of transformation in Turkish and world agriculture. By employing the theoretical framework of International Food Regime agenda, authors analyze and historicize the globalization of Turkish agriculture in terms of reorienting of agricultural localities/regionalities from national to global division of labor. Additionally, demographic transformation experienced by Turkey and its consequences on food production, agriculture and rural population are questioned. Authors also argue that, geographical indication certificate is also among the strategies of agricultural producers’ strategies shaped by globalization of agriculture and rapid urbanization. The article treating the transformation of agriculture through globalization on a general scale also develops a critical approach to the specific way geographical indication emerges. While policy suggestions aimed at coping with uncertainty and difficulties posed by globalization on agriculture, rural population and food safety are discussed, the trend in geographical indication applications and registers in Turkey are also treated in conjunction with economic uncertainty, international competition and transformation in agriculture policies.
Keywords: Geographical Indication, Global Food Regime, Producer