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Mediterranean countries: New publication on organic farming policy

At the occasion of the 16th Organic World Congress of the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements, the Mediterranean Organic Agriculture Network MOAN presented the publication "Organic Farming Policy in South-East Mediterranean and Western Balkans. Approaches and Measures in Government Support."

Cover 'Organic Farming Policy'
(20.06.2008) 

In line with the theme of the 16th Organic World Congress of the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements, the booklet focuses on the public sector role and its interplay with other key stakeholders, in the development of organic agriculture with a specific focus on South-East Mediterranean and Western Balkans. Building on earlier works, the report aims at consolidating existing information and shedding light on less well-known experiences and situations in the developing and in transition countries of the Mediterranean area. With a sub-regional and comparative approach, the work also organises and presents the materials of the Mediterranean MOAN meeting held in March 2008 in Damascus (Syria).

Organic farming policy development represents a lasting priority area of the MOAN offering its member countries a permanent forum for information and good practices exchange and providing as well opportunities for fruitful cooperation and joint progress between the North, the South and the East of the Mediterranean Basin.

The Mediterranean Organic Agriculture Network is an institutional Network that works with the Ministries of Agriculture of 24 Euro-Mediterranean countries: Albania, Algeria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Greece, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Rep. of Macedonia, Malta, Montenegro, Morocco, Palestine, Portugal, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Syria, Tunisia and Turkey. Membership of Cyprus, Greece and Portugal.

MOAN is a tool for decision makers to exchange information and good practices related to organic agriculture, to share common strategies for its further development in the Mediterranean area and to valorise its potential and identity in the global debate.

MOAN is coordinated by the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Bari Italy, forming part of the International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM), an international intergovernmental organisation established in 1962 under the patronage of the OECD and the Council of Europe which presently groups 13 Mediterranean countries including Albania, Algeria, Egypt, France, Greece, Italy, Lebanon, Malta, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Tunisia and Turkey. (www.ciheam.org

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Organic Farming Policy in South-East Mediterranean and Western Balkans Approaches and Measures in Government Support

Mediterrranean Organic Agriculture Network MOAN