EPOPA was implemented by Agro Eco and Grolink 1997-2008.




2007 June 18 – 20
Uganda Organic Sector Training
at Uganda Martyrs University, Masaka, Uganda

2005 24th April to 8th May, Organic Sector Development Training, Arusha, Tanzania
A hands on training for people devoted to developing organic projects.
Download: Brochure (PDF 64 kB)

2004 July 2nd - 16th, Organic Sector Development Training in Uganda,
Place: Martyrs University, Nkozi, 82 km south Kampala, Uganda
Download: Brochure (PDF 117 kB)

2003 December 1st-3rd, Arusha, Tanzania
The East African Organic Standards and Certification Development Workshop.

Documentation from the Workshop:
>> Summary Report, download: Word (193 kB), PDF (50 kB) >>
>> List of participants >>
>> Group Picture >>

2003, September 15th - 19th, Tanzania Organic Sector Development Training



September 20, 2008
AFROEX will have it first East Africa conference in Nairobi.

In February 2008, AFROEX lounged their product label Jambo Africa at BioFach, together with Maria Selin from Sida and the EPOPA team. Companies that are interested in export of added value organic products are most welcome to contact:

Mansoor Nadir (Chairman AFROEX)
Phone: +256 414 233 362,
Mobile: +256 772 733 364,
Email: m.nadir@tenegra.net

Organic Product Range summary, August 2008 (.doc 84kb)

2007 28 May - 1 June
East African Organic Conference

Unleashing the Potential of Organic Agriculture
Blue Pearl Hotel, Dar es Salaam, United Republic of Tanzania

A coference that will boost local and regional organic markets in East Africa. One of the big features is the launching of the East African organic products standard and the associated East African Organic Mark.

Read the international press release >>

Download Agenda >>
Download brochure >>

For more information about the conference, please visit:

The EAOS and other documents are available at the following websites:

See also UNCTAD Information Notes
11 December 2006 ( UNCTAD/PRESS/IN/2006/028 )
06 March 2006 ( UNCTAD/PRESS/IN/2006/003 ), and
19 October 2005 ( UNCTAD/PRESS/IN/2005/034 ).

And IFOAM Press releases of 13 December 2006 and 8 March 2006 .

Quick Links:
| Overview of the current state of the organic sector in East Africa |
| UNCTAD Trade and Environment Review 2006 |
| UNEP-UNCTAD Capacity Building Task Force on Trade, Environment and Development |

September 20-23, 2005
15th IFOAM Organic World Congress
Adelaide, Australia
Visit EPOPA in stand 4

The congress and exhibition is a huge event in the organic world read more at:

3rd International IFOAM Organic Coffee Conference, Kampala, Uganda, 6-8 October 2004
The conference featured:

  • The Current State of Organic Coffee production bottlenecks and the research agenda to improve
  • Organic Coffee production.
  • The Current State of organic coffee markets, bottlenecks and strategies for the future.
  • Present certified Organic coffees in order to stimulate market uptake.
  • Smallholder certification schemes.
  • Developments in organic coffee in East Africa.

Uganda has developed into the leading country for Organic coffee production in Africa with about 21,000 certified smallholders.

Regionally, there are approximately 26,000 small holders certified including neigbouring countries. The location of Uganda is close to other major coffee producing countries such as Kenya, Ethiopia, Rwanda and Tanzania, which comprise the center of origin for coffee, making it the ideal location for hosting the 3rd IFOAM Organic Coffee Conference.



Nuremberg, Germany, Nuremberg, February 19-22, 2009
Where organic people meet, World Organic Trade Fair

Join Organic Africa at BioFach 2009 >>
BioFach is the largest organic trade fair in the world. Exhibitors and buyers come from Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, Latin America and North America to take advantage of this major business boosting opportunity. Over the years, BioFach has established itself as a meeting place for those involved in organics including traders, exporters, researchers, national movements, consultants, NGO's, policymakers, and development partners.

Exhibition web site >>

Gothenburg, Sweden September 2007

Nuremberg, Germany , 15-18 February 2007
- Hall 1 Stand 310

Natural and Organic Products Europe, 9-10 April 2006
London, England, Grand Hall Olympia - Stand 2351

Read more about the exhibition >>


Download East African organic products standard >>


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