East Africa Organic Conference 2010 in Nairobi, Kenya

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Yesterday marked the start of the East Africa Organic Conference 2010 in Nairobi, Kenya, an event that brings together members of both the private and public sector from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda and Ethiopia to exchange experiences and best practices in the ongoing effort to promote organic agriculture throughout the region.

(Photo credit: Bernard Pollack)

The event was co-hosted by UNEP-UNCTAD Capacity Building Task Force on Trade, Environment and Development (CBTF)—a partnership between the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) that helps developing countries address environment and trade development issues. Other co-hosts include the Kenyan Organic Agriculture Network (KOAN) and the Kenyan Ministry of Agriculture.

Yesterday’s event followed Wednesday’s first National Consultation on Kenyan Organic Agriculture Policy which brought together over 50 private and public sector representatives from six countries in Eastern Africa to facilitate a collaborative development of organic agriculture policies.

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