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Policy & Sector Development

Worldwide, the concern for a more sustainable agricultural production is increasing. For this to happen, a guiding policy framework coupled with development-oriented interventions is key, to also have a stronger on the sustainable development goals (SDGs). We support development organizations and national governments in defining and setting in place sound policy and capacity building measures as part of broader organic sector development approach.

Our main activities include:

  • Capacity development for public and private actors - We build and strengthen capacities of local actors through trainings on organic agriculture and knowledge facilitation between public and private actors, e.g. through organic sector policy platforms. Our services cover all aspects from field to fork.
  • Policy and sectorial advice - We advise governments and administrations on the development, implementation and assessment of organic agricultural policy objectives. We support the development and assessment of national action plans, private and national organic standards and legislations, and geographically referenced labeling schemes.
  • Analysis related to food systems, organic agriculture and sustainable development - We conduct and support sector studies and food system analyses. With our recommendations, we propose program and project interventions on how to reach more sustainable and resilient food and production systems.


Completed projects