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Trends in organic agriculture and sustainability standards in low income countries: outlook and development challenge

12.03.2018
Brussels, Belgium

The session about data on organic farming and other Voluntary Sustainability Standards (VSS) will be held on Monday, 12 March 2018 from 12.30 pm to 2 pm at the External Cooperation InfoPoint of the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium. The session is also available online for live streaming.

Poster of the session

Organic agriculture – with a constantly growing global market worth over 80 billion euros in 2016 – is also becoming increasingly important in low-income countries. While organic has the largest certified area world-wide and in low-income countries, other Voluntary Sustainability Standards (VSS) such as Fairtrade, UTZ or Rainforest Alliance are also gaining in importance. Currently, at least 25 percent of the global coffee production and 9 percent of the global cotton is certified according to one of the major VSS (including organic). At this session, FiBL experts will present the latest data on the status of organic farming and other VSS, with a focus on selected commodities, and the development impact of these standards for low income countries will be discussed.

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