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The Alliance of Ecological Organic Agriculture (EOA)

AFRONET has been endorsed to be the continental alliance of Ecological Organic Agriculture (EOA) stakeholders in Africa. The meeting that endorsed was held on 1st May 2012 and attended by 42 partners across Africa.

Represented by NOAM, PELUMs, PROPAC, IFOAM and Associations/Institutions from Africa and partners.

Background to formation of AfroNet

In 2008 national organic agriculture movements (NOAMs) in Eastern and Southern Africa met in Nairobi where the idea for an African Organic Agriculture Network imaged and resolution to work towards its being a reality was passed. This resolution was shared with other like-minded actors in West Africa during the Nigerian Organic Summit 2008 and it was approved at the 1st African Organic Conference at Kampala in 2009.

Further discussion was held at Biofach 2010 and the IFOAM/UNEP conference in Nairobi, 2011.  Need for strategic Alliance of EOA actors in Africa are felt as a network for Organic Agriculture Research in Africa was launched during the organic conference in Kampala.

Definition of Ecological Organic Agriculture (EOA)

Ecological Organic Agriculture (EOA) is considered “a production system that sustains the health of soils, ecosystems and people. It relies on ecological processes, biodiversity and cycles adapted to local conditions, rather than the use of inputs with adverse effects”.

Vision of AfroNet

A united and vibrant African EOA Sector that transforms and empowers communities for sustainable livelihoods

Mission of AfroNet

To spur a uniquely EOA sector that transforms smallholder agriculture into ecological, social-cultural, affordable, productive, efficient and competitive farming systems that guarantee food security and sovereignty, income growth and equity

Goals of the Network

To have 40% African Governments investing in research and capacity in promoting EOA. 

Adoption of EOA technologies and practices increased by 70% and contributes to improved health, climate change mitigation and environmental conservation.

Increase food security and sovereignty of African smallholder farmers by 50%.

Increase in share of trade in organic produce and products by 70%

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Namibian Organic Association