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Organic Meeting and Organic Producers Fair of Latin America and the Caribbean

(July 21, 2009) 

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: 

  1. Organic agriculture and organic animal production
  2. Organic aquaculture
  3. Organic regulations and organic certifications systems; for example third party certification system, participatory guaranty systems
  4. Development of the local and international market, trade with organic and fair trade products
  5. Processing and quality standards of organic and fair trade products
  6. Contribution of organic agriculture to biodiversity, protection of the natural resources and mitigation of climate change
  7. Womens' experiences in the production, processing and the trade of organic and fair trade products
  8. Community organization and association initiatives for the production of organic and fair trade products
  9. Agro-ecotourism

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:

  1. to make direct business with farmers organization
  2. to participate at the business roundtable
  3. to participate at a buyers mission tour in the different countries of the region
  4. to discover new producers organizations and innovative products
  5. Environmental and education services
  6. Financial services, commercial activities
  7. New technologies such as biological control, organic certified inputs, pest management etc.
  8. 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.

More information

Links

Flyer (800.2 KB)

Homepage of the IV Organic Meeting and IV Organic Producer Fair of Latin America and the Caribbean

Proceedings and articles

International Committeee

  • 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

National Committee

  • CLUSA El Salvador
  • CORDES
  • FUNDESYRAM
  • Ministerio de Agricultura y Ganadería
  • Universidad de El Salvador

Contact

  • Ing. León Bonilla
    Coordinator of the National Committee
    E-mail leonbo(at)integra.com.sv
    Tel.  OO503 22647105
    Fax. OO503 22647134
  • Lic. Beatriz Alegría,
    Coordinator of the IV Organic Meeting and Fair
    E-mail: beatrizalegria(at)integra.com.sv
    Tel. OO503 2264 7106
    Fax OO503 2264 7134
  • Dr. Salvador V. Garibay
    Member of the International Committee
    E-mail: salvador.garibay(at)fibl.org
    Tel.  OO41 62 865 7228
    Fax.  0041 62 865 72 73