There have been two recent reports published by the UNEP-UNCTAD Capacity Building Task Force on Trade, Environment and Development.
One report titled: “Organic agriculture and food security in Africa” sees organic farming and farms as being conducive to food security in a continent where the number of people suffering from hunger has increased every year since 1996. The report is comprised of 15 case studies, with a focus on East Africa. Interested in reading more? Click here to the full-text. (1.13MB)
The second report: “Best practices for organic policy: what developing country governments can do to promote the organic agriculture sector” outlines among other things that governments need to take a facilitating role rather than a controlling one and should engage more with the organic sector to identify their needs. Read the report.
Do you know of any successful ventures in the African organic farming sector? Please tell us about them.