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THE STATUS OF ORGANIC AGRICLTURE PRODUCTION AND TRADE IN UGANDA

Publication Type:

Report

Source:

(2006)

URL:

http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.506.6763&rep=rep1&type=pdf

Abstract:

Over the last 10 years, the global production and trade in organic agriculture has been expanding rapidly. Although many factors may be advanced to explain the rapid expansion of the organic agriculture production and export sub-sector, much of it is attributable to the unfolding market opportunities globally. Especially in the developed countries of Europe and North America, shifts in consumer preferences sometimes based on the understanding that organic agriculture products are safe and healthy has made organic agriculture products a highly priced commodity. A combination of market stimuli and targeted institutional and policy reforms is consequently making organic agriculture one of the fastest growing agricultural sub-sectors in many developing countries.