Recently, the 13th meeting of the Steering Committee for Eco organic agriculture in East Africa was held in Dar es Salaam province. The meeting discussed the progress, challenges and next development direction of the member states of the East African community in the field of organic agriculture.
Up to now, Uganda has approved a policy on promoting the development of ecological organic agriculture; Tanzania plans to establish an ecological organic agriculture management department to formulate relevant strategies to promote the development of the industry; Kenya encourages farmers to enter the industry by exporting organic products to the EU, with a total export of 3 million euros in 2020; Burundi is planning to build an organic agricultural knowledge center to increase the supply of complementary products and help farmers match the market.
At present, the main challenge is the lack of special policies, laws and regulations to regulate eco organic agriculture in Member States. Next, Member States should study and introduce professional policies, support measures and relevant laws and regulations to promote the development of ecological organic agriculture.
Source: Economic and Commercial Department of the Embassy in the United Republic of Tanzania