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Kledal, Paul Rye and Kwai, Noel (2010) Organic Food and Farming in Tanzania. In: The World of Organic Agriculture. IFOAM and FiBL, Ch-Frick and D-Bonn, chapter 6, pp. 111-115.

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Organic production is located mostly in the northern and eastern parts of Tanzania. Production consists mainly of coffee, tea, nuts, spices and various types of vegetables. In addition to the fertile soils and good climatic conditions in this part of the country, urban centres, accessible infrastructure, and transportation possibilities play an important role. For example, the northern region of Kagera, bordering Uganda, is only 200 kilometres from the Ugandan capital Kampala with its international airport Entebbe. The region of Arusha, close to the fertile volcano soils of Kilimanjaro, likewise has an international airport, and in the east at the coast, the Tanzanian capital Dar es Salaam (which is Arabic for ‘heaven of peace’), offers international air travel as well as harbour freight possibilities

EPrint Type:Book chapter
Keywords:Statistics, organic farming, land use, Africa, Kenya, Markets
Subjects:"Organics" in general > Countries and regions > Africa
Research affiliation: Denmark > DARCOF III (2005-2010) > GLOBALORG - Sustainability of organic farming in a global food chains perspective
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Statistics & Country Info
International Organizations > International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements IFOAM
Related Links:http://www.organic-world.net/, http://www.organic-world.net/yearbook-2010.html, https://www.fibl-shop.org/shop/show.php?sprache=EN&art=1533
Deposited By: Kledal, Researcher Paul Rye
ID Code:17934
Deposited On:02 Dec 2010 12:44
Last Modified:05 Apr 2011 08:00
Document Language:English
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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