There are 1 million ha of certified organic land in Africa and 580,000 certified producers, and this represents only a fraction of the overall organic production taking place on the continent.
In order to facilitate knowledge and experience sharing within and beyond the African (Ecological) Organic Movement, as well as accelerate the uptake of Organic Agriculture, the IFOAM Africa Office works with local training and coaching institutions in project implementation. Further objectives include:
- Promoting Organic Agriculture among farmers groups, NGOs, governments and development organizations in Africa;
- Providing reliable data on the development of the organic sector in Africa; and
- Increasing acknowledgement of Organic Agriculture by competent authorities in the region.
IFOAM Executive Director & Interim Africa Coordinator
e-mail: m.arbenz [at] ifoam.bio