IFOAM Report

The International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) Report “IMPACTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE UPTAKE OF ORGANIC AGRICULTURE IN EAST AFRICA” is online available now.

Drawing on over 150 in-depth qualitative interviews with selected organic farmers in Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda, this series of articles presents highly convincing examples of the enormous development and progress Organic Agriculture can bring especially to resource poor farmers and their families.

From page 16 to 18 you can find the story “ORGANIC AGRICULTURE CONTRIBUTES TO IMPROVED LIVING CONDITIONS OF FARMERS OF THE MAENDELEO GROUP IN TANZANIA” which is actually about a farmer group which is facilitated by SAT.

Through the IFOAM OESA II project the Tanzania Organic Agriculture Movement (TOAM) supported SAT and the Maendeleo Group through the certification process of the East African Organic Product Standard (EAOPS) by using a Participatory Guarantee System (PGS) which is actually a cost efficent way of certification and hence suitable for small scale farmer groups.