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East African Organic Conference - Unleashing the Potential of Organic Agriculture
28 May - 01 June 2007
Blue Pearl Hotel
Dar es Salaam

Key Issues

The conference aims to mobilize support for organic agriculture in East Africa by sensitizing decision makers, development cooperation partners, and the public about the potential of organic agriculture as a market and sustainable development opportunity. It will also provide a platform for dialogue on the findings of studies and country projects being undertaken in the region and for the development of an action plan to take the organic agenda forward.

The conference will also launch the East African organic products standard and the associated East African Organic Mark. The Conference is a manifestation of global partnership for promotion of organic agriculture in the region.

It is being jointly organized by the:

  • UNEP-UNCTAD Capacity Building Task Force on Trade, Environment and Development (CBTF), a joint initiative of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
  • International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM)
  • Tanzania Organic Agriculture Movement (TOAM), and
  • Export Promotion of Organic Products from Africa (EPOPA)

In cooperation with:

  • Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Cooperatives, United Republic of Tanzania
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and
  • International Trade Centre (UNCTAD/WTO)

The conference is supported by:

  • The European Union, and
  • Sida

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