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Organic Agriculture and the Green Economy
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Organic Agriculture and the Green Economy
Organic Agriculture and the Green Economy
Organic Agriculture and the Green Economy
Organic Agriculture and the Green Economy
Organic Agriculture and the Green Economy
Organic Agriculture and the Green Economy
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Organic Agriculture and the Green Economy

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Presentation delivered by Alexander Kasterine, ITC and Asad Naqvi, UNEP at the 14th Poverty Environment Partnership Meeting in Geneva, Switzerland. …

Presentation delivered by Alexander Kasterine, ITC and Asad Naqvi, UNEP at the 14th Poverty Environment Partnership Meeting in Geneva, Switzerland.

Download this presentation and more from the meeting here: http://www.povertyenvironment.net/pep14

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  • 1. Organic Agriculture and the Green Economy Increasing food security Generating environmental benefits A presentation to: UNEP PEP By: Alexander Kasterine, ITC and Asad Naqvi, UNEP Date: March 27, 2009
  • 2. The Need for Sustainable Agriculture • Double challenge of food security and environmental stewardship • IAAKST « the way the world grows its food will have to change radically to better serve the poor and hungry if the world is to cope with a growing population and climate change while avoiding social breakdown and environmental collapse » • Therefore need for greater investment in sustainable agriculture • Generate private and public benefits jointly – how?
  • 3. Sustainable Agriculture (Organic) Agricultural commodities Environmental goods
  • 4. What is organic? • Production management system that promotes and enhances biodiversity, biological cycles and soil biological activity • Key features
  • 5. No pesticides or agrochemicals Sources:Jekrub and Ahhyeah, flickr
  • 6. Building soil structure and fertility through crop rotations (carbon sequestration)
  • 7. And mulches and manures
  • 8. Socio economic benefits (private) • Employment creation • $US 50 billion trade • Integration of smallholders into the market
  • 9. Environmental benefits (public) • Biodiversity • Landscape • Water and soil protection • Carbon sequestration
  • 10. Strengthening organic agriculture in the tropics • Coordinated policies • Agricultural research • Investment in « hard » and « soft » infrastructure • Keeping standards open and fair
  • 11. Reflections for Green Economy • Win wins are possible but government support necessary • Consumer led demand (higher income groups) • Mutual support feasible between trade and environment regimes (also EGS)
  • 12. References • UNEP-UNCTAD (2008) Organic Agriculture and Food Security in Africa • IFAD (2005) Evaluation of Organic Agriculture in Asia • ITC/FIBL/IFOAM (2009) The World of Organic Agriculture • ITC/FIBL (2008) Organic Agriculture and Climate Change
  • 13. Thank you Alexander Kasterine Senior Market Development Adviser (Trade and Environment) International Trade Centre (WTO/ UNCTAD) Geneva, Switzerland kasterine@intracen.org Asad Naqvi Programme Officer United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Geneva, Switzerland Asad.naqvi@unep.ch

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