Best Practices for Organic Policy: What Developing Countries Can Do to Promote the Organic Agriculture Sector

United Nations Environment Programme (2008)

This study recommends that developing-country Governments should generally focus on playing a facilitating rather than a controlling role. They should engage in dialogue with their organic sectors to identify their most pressing needs and consider conducting an integrated assessment of the sector. Integrating organic agriculture into overall agricultural policies and poverty reduction strategies, and building organic agriculture supply capacities through education, research, extension services, local and regional market development and export facilitation, are key to realizing the benefits that organic agriculture offers.

Monograph