The 2nd African Organic Conference (AOC2)
”Mainstreaming organic agriculture in the African development agenda”
May 2-4, 2012/Lusaka, Zambia

The conference will promote mainstreaming of organic agriculture in African Government policies, in African intergovernmental organizations as well as among development partners. It will provide evidence on the benefits of organic agriculture and its contributions to the challenges and needs in Africa. It will

• present successful small-scale organic agriculture projects and case studies in organic production including biodiversity and seed production, livestock, climate mitigation, demonstrating impacts on food security;

• present successful organic agriculture projects and case studies in marketing and trade of organic products, including how organic guarantee systems can be shaped to be supportive of both local, regional and external trade; and

• highlight successful initiatives and case studies in public policy, research and sector development.

Based on this it will propose ways ahead for organic agriculture to reach its full potential and contribute substantially to the African Agriculture and development agenda.

1 May, pre-conference tours
1 May Side meetings and events
2 May Press conference, inauguration of exhibition and pre- meetings
2 May Opening ceremony in the evening
3 May Conference and exhibition
4 May Conference, exhibition and official closing
5 May Side meetings and events

See you in Zambia!

Organized by OPPAZ in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock of Zambia, UNCTAD and Grow Organic Africa under the auspice of the African Union, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization and the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements

Supported by: Oikos

Technical assistance by: Grolink

General Conference email:
OPPAZ, Munshimbwe Chitalu,
Grow Organic Africa, Gunnar Rundgren
Web site:

Partners: UNEP, ITC, COMESA, ACTESA, NOGAMU, KOAN, BOAM, ROAM, TOAM, ISD, Pelum Kenya, SAPNET, Ministry of Food and Agriculture Ghana, Namibia Organic Association, Nigerian Organic Agriculture Network , Biovision Africa Trust, Helvetas Swiss, Kenneth Kaunda Children of Africa Foundation, FENAB, IICD