The World of Organic Agriculture: Statistics and Emerging Trends 2008

2009 International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education  
Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) in collaboration with the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) and African national organic agriculture movements (NOGAMU, FENAB and OPPAZ), as well as individual experts from Africa, developed a training manual and corresponding training tools on organic agriculture for Africa. The African Organic Agriculture Training Manual aims to encourage the implementation of organic and other sustainable farming practices, increase
more » ... t access for farmers, and improve food security throughout Africa. The training materials are designed for farmers, extension workers, trainers and university students. The training materials include: > A training guide with technical and didactical information > Illustrated presentation materials > Illustrated fl yers and booklets for farmers > A video on marketing It it envisaged that the manual is completed and more training videos, posters and scripts for radio programs will be produced. Some translations are in progress. African organizations are invited to test and validate the training tools and to provide feedback so that the training materials can be improved. Version 1.0 of the training materials is available for free download at www.organic-africa. net. This website also provides a directory of organic agriculture in Africa with useful addresses and resource materials for farmers and trainers. All of the statements and results contained in this book have been compiled by the authors and are to the best of their knowledge correct and have also been checked by the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) and the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM). However, the possibility of mistakes cannot be ruled out entirely. Therefore, the editors, authors and publishers are not subject to any obligation and make no guarantees whatsoever regarding any of the statements or results in this work; neither do they accept responsibility or liability for any possible mistakes, nor for any consequences of actions taken by readers based on statements or advice contained therein. Authors are responsible for the content of their own articles. Their opinions do not necessarily express the views FiBL or IFOAM.
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