A new section on Conference and Workshop Reports has been added to the
Organic Information site. The first report is of a conference and series of
workshops sponsored by INIBAP, CABI, CTA and CEDAF, entitled:
Organic Banana 2000: Towards an organic banana initiative in the Caribbean.
International Workshop on the Production and Marketing of Organic Bananas by
Smallholder Farmers, October 31 to November 4, 1999, Dominican Republic.
Compiled by: M. Holderness, S. Sharrock, E. Frison and M. Kairo
Please go to http://www.organicinfo.ndirect.co.uk/research/banana.htm
The contents are as follows:
Introduction: Why smallholder organic bananas?
Workshop conclusions and recommendations
Towards an organic banana initiative in the Caribbean: Plan of action
and five Working Group reports on:
Technical Constraints to Organic Banana Production
Mechanisms to Support Small-Scale Farmers Converting to Certified Organic
Marketing Organic Bananas
Quality Assurance and Marketing
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