- published: 11 Feb 2013
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In Africa, the demand for organic products has been growing steadily over the years. Many grass-roots initiatives in Africa have started to sell organic products in neighbourhood shops, street markets or in organic shops in a town. Organic food offers multiple benefits and attractive income potential for producers, processors and trading companies all over the world. Certified organic products provide access to attractive local and international markets, where higher prices and incomes are possible. As a result, organic products from Africa are currently exported to many countries, particularly to Europe. Starting organic farming is only the first step - selling the products is another challenge. How can producers, processors and traders in Africa be successful in the organic business? T...
Uganda is one of the top countries in the world for organic agriculture. More and more farmers in the country are getting certified, but it's not all plain sailing as one coffee-grower explains. http://www.dw.com/en/tv/eco-at-africa/s-32686
The farm is located on the Wild Coast, in the Eastern Cape Province, which is malaria-free. The project aims to farm holistically, applying techniques of biodynamic and astrological farming to rehabilitate Mpetukop Farm, its soil and its unique ecosystem. In keeping with these goals, there are both animals and plants on the land, and they are rotated, creating a mutually beneficial ecosystem which supports a diversity of species, with the aim of improving the soil for future generations.
Climate is changing and biodiversity is diminishing at rate never seen before, and in Africa where majority are smallholder farmers, there is growing anxiety and devastation on how the continent will feed over a billion mouths. let's find out.
The “Organic Trade and Value Chain Development in East Africa” (OTEA) project focuses on the development of regional trade in the East African Community by establishing an Organic Guarantee System. The overall goal is to improve income and livelihoods of rural communities in East Africa through the development of market-oriented organic production. Policy development and advocacy at national and regional level are complementary measures to strengthen processes. Led by IFOAM - Organics International, it is funded by Swedish International Development Cooperation (SIDA) and implemented by AfrOnet, The African Organic Network and the National Organic Movements in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi as implementing partners. Learn more on our website: http://www.ifoam.bio/en/organic-tr...
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How three smallholder farmers in Tanzania and Kenya escaped poverty, hunger and diminishing yields through learning organic farming practices. The Kilimo Hai documentary was commissioned by IFOAM within the scope of the "Regional cooperation for organic standards and certification capacity in East Africa Project" with support from Swedish development cooperation. Produced by Maweni Farm, Tanzania, in collaboration with the national organic agriculture movements in Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and Uganda. www.ifoam.org | maweni.com
What exactly is going down at our March against corporate GM seed Giants Monsanto AND this is how Living Seeds have decided to help the cause... (besides growing wonderful organic heirloom seeds for our beautiful South Africa) Much excitement in the household Thankyou Living Seeds for helping us Fight for our Future and joining the Food revolution.. To join a march in your city - (yes it's GLOBAL) go to - https://www.facebook.com/groups/MAM2DAY/?fref=ts To join me at our March in the Eastern cape South Africa - go to - https://www.facebook.com/events/349558411854299/
The Green economy is important to Uganda because it gives farmers and traders opportunities to create wealth in a way that sustains and protects the environment. The country's National Organic Agricultural Movement is promoting organic pineapple farming and worldwide export of certified organic products. UNIA Programme # 1304 Transcript (pdf): http://www.un.org/webcast/pdfs/unia1304.pdf
This Video is about, The Organic Farmers Market, Located in Karen, Nairobi-Kenya. It is more than a place to stock up on organic products. Proudly hosted by Purdy Arms in Karen, we are dedicated to promoting the organic lifestyle in Kenya. Our farmers are certified organic.
China's market for organic food is booming, but many small-scale farmers are struggling with high costs and compliance burdens. So, they’re coming up with creative ways to market and sell their products, such as inviting customers on field trips to check out the produce for themselves! Subscribe us on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/CCTVNEWSbeijing Download for IOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 Download for Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.imib.cctv Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cctvnewschina Twitter: https://twitter.com/CCTVNEWS Google+: https://plus.google.com/+CCTVNEWSbeijing Tumblr: http://cctvnews.tumblr.com/ Weibo: http://weibo.com/cctvnewsbeijing
Dr. Mokaya of Organic Consumers Alliance of Kenya explores the strategies for increasing local organic food consumption and the potential sustainable food production systems in a conversation in Nairobi with Rushongoka Wa-Mpiira of Agriit Institute