The IVth Organic Meeting and the IVth Organic Producers Fair of Latin America and the Caribbean will be held during October 12 to 16, 2009 in Salinitas, El Salvador. The events are organised in cooperation with FiBL.
IVth Organic Meeting of Latin America and Caribbean
The Organic Meeting of Latin America and Caribbean will be held from October 12 to 16, 2009 in Salinitas, El Salvador.
The meeting will give participants the opportunity to share experiences on production and participative research, institutional research, to inform themselves about company activities, organic market initiatives, current projects and developing programs in Latin America and the Caribbean focusing on organic agriculture and fair trade.
The topics covered during the event are:
- Organic agriculture and organic animal production
- Organic aquaculture
- Organic regulations and organic certifications systems; for example third party certification system, participatory guaranty systems
- Development of the local and international market, trade with organic and fair trade products
- Processing and quality standards of organic and fair trade products
- Contribution of organic agriculture to biodiversity, protection of the natural resources and mitigation of climate change
- Womens' experiences in the production, processing and the trade of organic and fair trade products
- Community organization and association initiatives for the production of organic and fair trade products
Furthermore, one day is dedicated to a field excursion to learn from and exchange experiences with organic producers of El Salvador.
IVth Organic Producers' Fair of Latin America and Caribbean
The Organic Producers Fair of Latin America and the Caribbean will take place from October 14 to 16 2009 in Salinitas, El Salvador.
It is a platform for suppliers and buyers of organic and fair-trade products from Latin America and offers the following opportunities to its visitors:
- to make direct business with farmers organization
- to participate at the business roundtable
- to participate at a buyers mission tour in the different countries of the region
- to discover new producers organizations and innovative products
- Environmental and education services
- Financial services, commercial activities
- New technologies such as biological control, organic certified inputs, pest management etc.
- Results or general information of private and developing projects on organic agriculture and Fair Trade
The fair is held in conjunction with the IV Organic Meeting of Latin America and Caribbean, also held in Salinitas from October 12 to 16, 2009.
Proceedings and articles
- Fernández Montoya, Marco Vinicio; Ochoa, Gregorio Varela; Garibay, Salvador V. and Weidmann, Gilles, Eds. (2007) 2ndo Encuentro Latinoamericano y del Caribe de Productoras y Productores Experimentadores y de Investigadores en Agricultura Orgánica - Memorias de resúmenes [Second Latin American and Caribbean Meeting of Organic Producers and Researchers, held October 1-5, 2007 in Antigua, Guatemala. Summary of the Presentations]. Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), Frick, Switzerland.
- Ochoa, Gregorio Varela; Garibay, Salvador and Weidmann, Gilles, Eds. (2006) 1er Encuentro latinoamericano y del caribe de productoras y productores experimentadores y de investigadores en agricultura orgánica, 26 al 29 de septiembre de 2006, Managua, Nicaragua. Memorias de resúmenes [First Latin American and Carribbean Meeting of Organic Producers and Researchers, held September 26-28, 2006 in Managua, Niccaragua. Summary of the Presentations.]. Proceedings of 1er Encuentro latinoamericano y del caribe de productoras y productores experimentadores y de investigadores en agricultura orgánica, Managua, Niccaragua, September 26-28, 2006. Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL, Frick, Switzerland.
- Garibay, Salvador (2007) The ‘First Meeting of Organic Producers and Researchers’ and the ‘First Organic Producers Fair of Latin America and the Caribbean’, in Willer, Helga and Yussefi, Minou, Eds. The World of Organic Agriculture - Statistics and Emerging Trends 2007, chapter 16 Latin America, page pp. 177-180. International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements IFOAM, Bonn, Germany & Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL, Frick, Switzerland.
- PITTA Organico – Costa Rica
- Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Agrarias (INCA) – Cuba
- Universidad Agraria de Chapingo (UACH) – Mexico
- Universidad Nacional Agraria (UNA) – Nicaragua
- Asociación de Organizaciones de Productores Ecológicos de Bolivia (AOPEB)
- Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL
- CLUSA El Salvador
- Ministerio de Agricultura y Ganadería
- Universidad de El Salvador
- Ing. León Bonilla
Coordinator of the National Committee
Tel. OO503 22647105
Fax. OO503 22647134
- Lic. Beatriz Alegría,
Coordinator of the IV Organic Meeting and Fair
Tel. OO503 2264 7106
Fax OO503 2264 7134
- Dr. Salvador V. Garibay
Member of the International Committee
Tel. OO41 62 865 7228
Fax. 0041 62 865 72 73