|SECOND PHASE OF ORGANIC STANDARDS EAST AFRICA|
|Written by Gunnar Rundgren|
|Monday, 21 February 2011 18:50|
In December 2010, IFOAM got the go ahead from Sida, the Swedish international development cooperation agency, to start the second phase of the project for regional standards in East Africa. The standard was adopted in 2007 and this project aims to support its implementation on the ground, by means of local and regional trade development. It will support the development of PGS and the technical work of certification.
The standard itself will be revised. The project is carried out by IFOAM and the five national organic movements of East Africa (BOAM, KOAN, NOGAMU, ROAM and TOAM). Gunnar Rundgren from Grolink is the project leader.
The Organic Standard is owned and published by Grolink.