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Organic market development in Africa, Asia and Latin America: Case studies and conclusions for national action plans


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Kilcher, Lukas; Eisenring, Tobias and Menon, Manoj (2008) Organic market development in Africa, Asia and Latin America: Case studies and conclusions for national action plans. Paper at: 16th IFOAM Organic World Congress, Modena, Italy, June 18-20, 2008.

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Organic market strategies of many developing countries are mainly export oriented. On one hand, this is due to lack of local and regional market development. On the other hand, this is due to the fact that the organic market offers producers and trading companies in the South and East excellent export opportunities. How can developing countries develop local and regional markets? The promotion of organic markets ¬– both on local and international level – gets more and more attention in agricultural policies and in development cooperation. One big challenge is to support trade rules and favourable business conditions up to comprehensive national action plans in order to support the development of the organic market. Special focus needs the development of domestic markets for organic food products. There is a need for accompanying measures such as regional and national promotion activities, development of regional labels and capacity building. In each socio-economic environment, such initiatives and development programmes are differently. The paper analyzes examples of organic market development strategies, promotions programmes and projects in Asia, Africa and Latin America.

EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:Internationale Zusammenarbeit, Bildung, Beratung, Forschung, Market development, creating new local and regional markets, international and national trade barriers, impact of organic markets on food security
Subjects: Food systems > Policy environments and social economy
Food systems > Markets and trade
Research affiliation: Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > International Cooperation
International Conferences > 2008: IFOAM OWC: System Values Track > 07 Organic Markets
Related Links:http://www.isofar.org/modena2008/prceedings.html
Deposited By: Kilcher, Ing.Agr. Lukas
ID Code:12987
Deposited On:06 Aug 2008
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:36
Document Language:English
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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