Organic agriculture in Kenya and Uganda: study visit report
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Walaga, Charles. 2005. Organic agriculture in Kenya and Uganda: study visit report. CTA Working Document Number 8033. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands
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This report was produced following a study visit to Kenya and Uganda, 19–30 April 2004. The visit was sponsored by CTA and organised in collaboration with ORREDE and SACDEP–Kenya.
The objective of the study visit to Kenya and Uganda in April 2004, sponsored by the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) and focusing on organic agriculture, was: ‘Improved information and communication in African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries on best practices and added value production and certification of organic products (including medicinal plants)’. The 20 participants in the visit were stakeholders in the production and certification of organic products, including medicinal plants, in Uganda and Kenya. The expected results were: • Exchange of information among participants; • Analysis of best practices observed in the field; • Recommendations for follow-up actions. The participants were drawn from eight ACP countries (Grenada, Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe) and one European Union(EU)country (Austria) (see Annex 2).At the opening meeting in Kampala, Uganda on 19 April, the participants were briefed on the study visit programme, aims and objectives and given information on the agricultural sector in Uganda, particularly the organic subsector. In Uganda, the participants visited projects involving rural farmers who had adopted organic agriculture, a university’s organic agriculture neighbourhood schools outreach programme, and enterprises focusing on honey production, processing and marketing, medicinal grass processing, and sweet banana and pineapple processing. In Kenya, field visits were made to organic agriculture training institutes and non- governmental organisations (NGOs), organic farms, and small honey and medicinal plant processing enterprises. @ CTA’s Working Document series consists of material that, in view of its immediate relevance and practical use to specific readerships, the Centre wishes to make available without the delays inherent in the formal publication process. These Working Documents have not gone through this process and should be cited accordingly. Comments on matters of substance are welcome, and should be addressed directly to CTA.