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Developing national Organic sectors: the key lessons

Elzakker, B. van; Bärtschi, D.; Katto-Andrighetto, J. and Alymkulov, S. (2014) Developing national Organic sectors: the key lessons. In: 18th IFOAM Organic World Congress 2014. [Completed]

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Organic Agriculture is present in 160 countries. All of them have developed differently and have different situations. The Organic World is organized in a decentralized way. It emphasizes local solutions to local challenges and prefers short chains of local production and consumption to globalized supply chains. While some countries have fairly well-developed and advanced Organic Sectors, others have just started. Governments and development actors increasingly realize that Organic agriculture provides ample opportunities to implement rural development agendas and national policies. Some countries have well-balanced Organic Movements that drive the development of the sector, while actors in other countries remain isolated or even compete with each other in a destructive manner. The pace of development of the Organic Sectors and the strategies of the stakeholders are also quite diverse. A wealth of experiences about success factors in Organic Sector development exists, and IFOAM offers the service to assist national action plan development, but there remains great potential to learn from one another on tackling the challenges

EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Workshop
Subjects:"Organics" in general
Research affiliation: International Conferences > 2014: 18th IFOAM OWC Main Track
Deposited By: Hansen, Grethe
ID Code:28079
Deposited On:19 Jan 2015 15:56
Last Modified:20 Jan 2015 11:24
Document Language:English
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed
Additional Publishing Information:2B Local sector Development. Panel discussion

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