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Second African Organic Conference in Lusaka, Zambia: Conference details now available


The date of the 2nd African Organic Conference (AOC2) ”Mainstreaming organic agriculture in the African development agenda” will be held May 2 to 4, 2012 in Lusaka, Zambia.

The conference will promote mainstreaming of organic agriculture in African Government policies, in African intergovernmental organizations as well as among development partners. It will provide evidence on the benefits of organic agriculture and its contributions to the challenges and needs in Africa.

The conference will:

  • present successful small-scale organic agriculture projects and case studies in organic production including biodiversity and seed production, livestock, climate mitigation, demonstrating impacts on food security;
  • present successful organic agriculture projects and case studies in marketing and trade of organic products, including how organic guarantee systems can be shaped to be supportive of both local, regional and external trade; and
  • highlight successful initiatives and case studies in public policy, research and sector development.

Based on this the conference will propose ways ahead for organic agriculture to reach its full potential and contribute substantially to the African Agriculture and development agenda.

Conference programme

1st of May: Pre-conference tours
1st of May: Side meetings and events
2nd of May: Press conference, inauguration of exhibition and pre-meetings
2nd of May Opening ceremony in the evening
3rd of May: Conference and exhibition
4th of May: Conference, exhibition and official closing
5th of May: Side meetings and events

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The first African conference took place 2009 in Kampala, Uganda.

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