Organic Agriculture

ted_OrganicAgriculture_300x250.jpgOrganic Agriculture (OA) offers a range of environmental, social and economic benefits for developing countries.

On the economic side, growing world markets for OA products offer interesting export opportunities for developing countries who may have some comparative advantage in OA due to relatively abundant labour and lower use of agrochemicals.

In addition, OA production has been shown to have a positive effect on the local environment, biodiversity and soil fertility, and has the potential to increase the yields and incomes of subsistence farmers in developing countries who are not currently using agrochemicals, thus contributing to poverty reduction and sustainable rural development.

UNCTAD supports interested countries through country projects and thematic research studies aimed at developing win-win policy options through promoting OA and easing access of organic products in overseas markets.

 

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24 August 2016Organic farming in Africa has rich potential, but is increasingly underfunded
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23 August 2016Nutmeg revival helps Aceh, Indonesia, recover after years of conflict
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14 October 2015With markets for organic produce booming, African farmers and other stakeholders gather to discuss reaping the benefits
25 February 2015Organic Agriculture discussed at UNCTAD's side-event during BioFach in Nuremberg, Germany
03 August 2014Organic agriculture takes centre stage at UNCTAD-backed event in Lao People's Democratic Republic
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