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E X P O R T P R O M O T I O N O F O R G A N I C P R O D U C T S F R O M A F R I C A EPOPA Export Promotion of Organic Products from Africa Phase II April.

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1 E X P O R T P R O M O T I O N O F O R G A N I C P R O D U C T S F R O M A F R I C A EPOPA Export Promotion of Organic Products from Africa Phase II April March 2003 Year 1 of a 3 year programme

2 E X P O R T P R O M O T I O N O F O R G A N I C P R O D U C T S F R O M A F R I C A Programme Objective To initiate and facilitate export of organic products in order to improve the livelihood of African farmers

3 E X P O R T P R O M O T I O N O F O R G A N I C P R O D U C T S F R O M A F R I C A A programme funded by Sida  Implemented by Agro Eco and Grolink together  Programme Directors  Bo van Elzakker  Gunnar Rundgren  Country Managers  Alan Tulip, Uganda  Marg Leijdens, Tanzania  Carianne de Boer, Zambia  Consultants BoGunnar

4 E X P O R T P R O M O T I O N O F O R G A N I C P R O D U C T S F R O M A F R I C A Exporting projects Uganda  Kawacom, arabica and robusta coffees  Outspan, sesame  ESCO, vanilla and cocoa Tanzania  KCU, robusta coffee  PCI, cashew nuts  KNCU arabica Coffee

5 E X P O R T P R O M O T I O N O F O R G A N I C P R O D U C T S F R O M A F R I C A EPOPA support  Management assistance  Staff training  Field officer training  organic agriculture, extension and demonstration gardens  Development and revision of Internal Control System  Farmer mobilisation techniques and inputs  Seed money for farmer’s inputs  Setting up of tree/ crop seedling nurseries  Technical consultancy and agricultural improvements  Product quality management and quality improvement measures  Development of new crops and products  Market surveys and buyer contacts  Product development  Participation in organic trade shows  Project presentations/brochures  Organic certification procedures and issues  Share in certification costs  Certification to additional standards as required by the market  Market Failure Guarantee  Risk assessment along the chain EPOPA support to projects covers:

6 E X P O R T P R O M O T I O N O F O R G A N I C P R O D U C T S F R O M A F R I C A Results Uganda ProjectArea Organic Product Number of farmers Total export Income / farmer Organic premium KawacomNebbi Arabica coffee tons450 SEK14 % KawacomSipi Arabica coffee tons1 703 SEK14 % KawacomBushenyi Robusta coffee tons1 143 SEK22 % OutspanOcheroSesame tons2 083 SEK12 % ESCOBundibugyoCocoa70887 tons1 254 SEK10 % ESCOBundibugyoVanilla18410 tons SEK4 %

7 E X P O R T P R O M O T I O N O F O R G A N I C P R O D U C T S F R O M A F R I C A Results Tanzania ProjectArea Organic Product Number of farmers Total export Income/ farmer Organic premium KCUKagera Robusta coffee tons198 SEK49% PCIKerekeseCashew nuts13060 tons5 378 SEK6%

8 E X P O R T P R O M O T I O N O F O R G A N I C P R O D U C T S F R O M A F R I C A Coming projects Uganda  Nile Perch Fish  Ecotourism  Fresh and processed Peanuts  Reco processed Fruits  Herbs, Spices and Essential Oils Tanzania  Dabaga Canned Pineapples  Animal Feed Ingredients  Rufiji Honey  Cane Sugar

9 E X P O R T P R O M O T I O N O F O R G A N I C P R O D U C T S F R O M A F R I C A New Countries in EPOPA Other countries are interested to be included in the EPOPA programme. The following are under evaluation:  Zambia  Kenya  Ethiopia  Mozambique  West Africa (Senegal)

10 E X P O R T P R O M O T I O N O F O R G A N I C P R O D U C T S F R O M A F R I C A Flanking Activities The flanking activities are essential in communicating the knowledge that enables the countries to run their own organic sector  Certification Development (DECUT)  Organic Sector Development Training  Limited Support to Exporters  National Development  Ethical Trading Guidelines  IFOAM International Coffee Conference

11 E X P O R T P R O M O T I O N O F O R G A N I C P R O D U C T S F R O M A F R I C A Projects with limited support Uganda  Bark cloth marketing and certification assistance  Bio Uganda certification of pineapples  Ibero Vanilla vanilla as second crop Tanzania  Herbs, Spices and Essential Oils assistance in organizing a seminar  FADECO, dried fruit, export feasibility survey  Matunda Mema dried fruit, increasing capacity EPOPA gives limited support to following projects:

12 E X P O R T P R O M O T I O N O F O R G A N I C P R O D U C T S F R O M A F R I C A Impacts of EPOPA  smallholders earn 25-50% more  Positive impact on conventional price  It’s being copied by others  Improved motivation for farming, to improve livelihood, increase production  Concept for trade in commodities sustainably produced by smallholders


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