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About 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.

 

 Documents

 
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Greening Trade in Vietnam (UNCTAD/DITC/TED/8)
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 Meetings and Events

 
Start DateTitleLocationCountry
23 Mar 2012First Lao Organic Agriculture ForumVientiane CityLao People’s Democratic Republic
15-16 Jun 20165th Lao Organic Agriculture Forum (LOAF 5)VientianeLao People’s Democratic Republic
10-12 Jun 2015Fourth Lao Organic Agriculture Forum (LOAF 4)VientianeLao People’s Democratic Republic
14-15 Jul 2014The Third Lao Organic Agriculture Forum (LOAF 3)VientianeLao People’s Democratic Republic
10-12 Feb 2016UNCTAD joins organic policy debates at BIOFACH 2016NurembergGermany
13-14 Feb 2012FAO/IFOAM/UNCTAD International Conference on Global Organic Market Access in 2012 and beyondNuremberg
02-04 May 2012Second African Organic Conference: Mainstreaming organic agriculture in the African development agendaLusaka, ZambiaZambia
10-11 Dec 2012Second Lao Organic Agriculture ForumLuang PrabangLao People’s Democratic Republic
20-21 Mar 2012Lao Project Technical Workshop March 2012Luang PrabangLao People’s Democratic Republic
05-09 Oct 2015Third African Organic Agriculture ConferenceLagosNigeria
30 Nov-01 Dec 2009Rwandan Organic Stakeholder WorkshopGicumbiRwanda
10 Dec 2015United Nations trade cluster partners discuss progress in strengthening linkages between sustainable agriculture and tourism in TanzaniaDar es SalaamUnited Republic of Tanzania
28 Aug 2009Tanzanian National Stakeholder MeetingDar es SalaamUnited Republic of Tanzania
18-20 Nov 2009Burundi Awareness Raising and Training WorkshopBujumburaBurundi
08 Jun 2011Working Group Meeting of the UNCTAD, IFOAM and GlobalG.A.P. Secretariats on Reviewing Options to Reduce Costs of Organic and GlobalGAP CertificationBonnGermany
06 Oct 2009Ethiopian Stakeholder MeetingAddis AbabaEthiopia
09 Aug 2009Ethiopian Organic Forum: Public Private PartnershipAddis AbabaEthiopia
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