Conference on International Harmonisation and Equivalence in Organic Agriculture
18-22 February, 2002
Recognizing that a plethora of certification requirements and regulations are a major obstacle for a continuous and rapid development of the trade of organic products and thereby the growth of the organic sector, especially for producers in developing countries, UNCTAD, FAO and IFOAM organized the Conference on International Harmonization and Equivalence in Organic Agriculture.
The aims of the Conference were to bring clarity
to the current situation, to identify and recommend models for interaction
and constructive partnerships between public and private institutions active
in the field of organic agriculture. One of the main conclusions of this
conference was that a multi stakeholder task force composed of representatives of
governments, FAO, UNCTAD and IFOAM should be set up.
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|Interface Between IFOAMs Guarantee System and Regulations||Presentation|
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