Successful conference 'Markets as Motors'
The talking point was which issues are still hampering a succesful marketing of organic products from Africa. Bo van Elzakker, from the Agro Eco-Louis Bolk Institute, organised the discussion together with representatives of the Dutch charity organisation Hivos, UNEP, BTC and the African Union. Yemi Akinbamijouit , Rural Economy and Agriculture Commissioner from the African Union, gave an opening speech. Participants of the conference were policy makers, farmers and representatives of international NGO's. The added value of the meeting was the fact that also professionals from outside the organic sector understood the importance of organic agriculture. Among them the Minister of Agriculture from Uganda.