Programme

African Organic Conference

Wednesday 2 May
09:00     Registration opens (open until 16:00)

14:00     Opening of exhibition – Hon. Emmanuel Chenda, Minister of Agriculture and Livestock of Zambia

15:00-15:30     Press Conference – Hon. Emmanuel Chenda, Minister of Agriculture and Livestock of Zambia, Representatives of UNCTAD, OPPAZ, IFOAM, African Union, SAOSO, COMESA

16:00-17:30     Opening of Conference
The 2nd African Organic Conference – Ubuntu, Munshimbwe Chitalu,
OPPAZ
The Concept of Organic Climate Smart Agriculture –‘Organic for Africa’, André Leu, IFOAM President
Organic agriculture as a development opportunity, Petko Draganov, Deputy Secretary-General of United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
Remarks, Ad Spijkers, Country representative, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Statement of the African Union Commission, Yemi Akinbamijo on behalf of H.E. Ms Tumusiime Rhoda Peace, African Union Commission
Official opening by the Minister of Agriculture and Livestock of Zambia, Hon. Emmanuel Chenda
A word of thanks, Charles Mubanga, former OPPAZ chairperson

17.30-18:30     Cultural event and reception

Thursday 3 May
09:00-10:45     1st plenary session: How does organic agriculture fit in the African development agenda?
Moderator: Andre Leu, IFOAM

Poverty reduction and food security through organic farming, ppt Moses Muwanga NOGAMU
Organic agriculture as a strategy for biodiversity and adaptation and mitigation to climate change, ppt, Manjo Smith, IFOAM and Namibian Organic Association
Key African trade and development issues, Taffere Tesfachew, UNCTAD
Transforming African agriculture: organics and AGRA, ppt, Raymond Auerbach
Linking smallholders to organic value-chains, experiences from Latin America, Asia and Africa, ppt, Pilar Santacoloma, FAO

Discussion: The contribution of organic agriculture to the CAADP pillars, Introduction, ppt, Yemi Akinbamijo, African Union

10:45-11:15     Health break and Exhibition

11:15-13:00     2nd Plenary session: Organic Agriculture Initiatives in Africa and Sector Organisation
Moderator: Mwatima Juma, Tanzania Organic Agriculture Movement

The Ecological Organic Agriculture Initiative, ppt, Zachary M. Makanya, Pelum Kenya
Organizing the organic movement in Africa, ppt, Jordan Gama, AfroNet
IFOAM Organic for Africa! Campaign, ppt Hervé Bouagnimbeck, IFOAM
African organic product and the EU: status, requirements, opportunities and AU-EU initiatives, paper, Francis Fay, European Commission
The Organic Action Plan for Africa, paper, ppt, Yemi Akinbamijo African Union Commission

13:00-14:00     Lunch

14:00-15:30     Parallel sessions 1

A: Developing the Organic Action Plan for Africa
Moderator:
Yemi Akinbamijo
Room: Main Hall

B: Certification and quality assurance
Moderator:
Patricia Wangong’u
Room: Muchinga

C: Experience of organic farming in Zambia
Moderator:
John Andrew
Room: Luangwa

15:30-16:00     Health break and Exhibition

16:00-17:30     Parallel sessions 2

D: Organic Development

Moderator:
Julius Shawa
Room: Luangwa

E: Options for future cooperation on organic standards in Africa
Moderator:
Ngugi Mutura
Room: Muchinga

F: Livestock

Moderator:
Judith Lungu
Room: Main Hall

17:30-18:15     Organic in performance and media
Moderator: Gunnar Rundgren, Grow Organic Africa
The Kilimohai song, Tanzania
Herding the Future – Knowing what a grass plant needs, IRDNC, Namibia
Where is the Organic Agriculture (Poem), Mukundane B Albert, Uganda
SRI Rice in Madagascar, Burundi and Rwanda
UNCTAD video from Zanzibar
The East African Organic Mark video

18:30     Departure for Conference Dinner from MICC

19:00-21:00     Official Conference Dinner (for those registered), venue: The Carnival Resort

Friday 4 May
08:40-10:40     3rd plenary session
Moderator: Raymond Auerbach, Nelson Mandela University

08:40-09:00     Learning from the Philippines GMO-Free Zones: Successful Roots in Organic Policy and Law Lee Aruelo, Third World Network

09:00-10:40     African Organic Policies and Programmes
Organic sector development in Tanzania: progress and challenges on organic policy and programme, Mwatima Juma, Tanzania Organic Agriculture Movement
The development and implementation of organic policy in South Africa, Kgomo Petje, Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries South Africa
Organic policy development and implementation in Kenya, Monica R. Mueni, Ministry of Agriculture Kenya
Developments in the Ghana organic agriculture sector Emelia Monney, Ministry of Food and Agriculture Ghana
Panel discussion: James Cole (Eloc Farms & IFOAM), Olugbenga Adeoluwa (Nigerian Organic Agriculture Network), Gérard Ndabemeye (Ministry of agriculture, Burundi), & the five speakers

10:40-11:30     Health break and Poster presentation

11:30-13:00     Parallel sessions 3

G: Extension case studies

Moderator:
Lise Andreassen
Room: Muchinga

H:  Soil fertility management

Moderator:
Manjo Smith
Room: Luangwa

I: Organization of and strategies for research in Africa
Moderator:
Charles Ssekyewa
Room: Main Hall

13:00-14:00     Lunch

14:00-15:30     Parallel sessions 4

J: Farming systems and production case studies
Moderator:
Daniel Kalala
Room: Main Hall

K: Pest control

Moderator:
Stanley Chidaya
Room: Luangwa

L:  Marketing and value chains
Moderator:
Charles Walaga
Room: Muchinga

15:30-16:00     Health break

16:00-17:45     4th plenary session
Moderator: Sophia Twarog, UNCTAD

16:00-16:15     Strengthening Trade and Food Security Potentials of Organic Farming in
Africa – The Nigeria Experience, Jonathan Babtola, Centre for Organic Agriculture research and Development in Nigeria

16:15-17:30     Summarising the conference, way ahead & conference declaration
Developing organic research (main issues from the parallel session), Sue Edwards
Options for future cooperation on organic standards in Africa (main issues from the parallel session) Eustace Kiarii (Kenya Organic Agriculture Network)
Developing the Organic Action Plan for Africa (main issues from the parallel session)

Bid for the 3rd African Organic Conference
Conference Declaration Working Group

17.30     Closing & Farewell
Kenneth David Kaunda, OPPAZ Patron, First Republican President of Zambia

Parallel sessions and posters

A:Developing the Organic Action Plan for Africa
Room: Main Hall
This session discuss the draft African Union Organic Action Plan for Africa; the steps to take for its completion and the efforts that have to be made on national and continental level to ensure its adoption and subsequent implementation. Main results are reported to the plenary session.

B: Certification and quality assurance Room: Muchinga
Konrad Hauptfleich     Building on success: PGS and the organic value chain in southern Africa     South Africa
Hervé Bouagnimbeck     Preliminary results of the global comparative study on interactions between social processes and participatory guarantee systems     Germany
Charles Walaga     Ugocert’s development from start to an EU recognised certification body     Uganda
Leonard Mtama     Organic certification made simple; practical experiences & lessons learned in Tanzania     Tanzania
Theresa Stanton     Organic farmers use ICT to increase yields, break into new markets, and share information     Zambia

C: Experience of organic farming in Zambia Room: Luangwa
Munshimbwe Chitalu     The development of the Zambia organic sector     Zambia
Sebastian Scott     Experiences, challenges and opportunities for organic development in Zambia     Zambia
Willard Colston     Challenges and opportunities for organic agriculture in Zambia: economic and social issues facing agriculture     Zambia
Lyson Mwanza     Organic market production for conservancy in the Luangwa valley     Zambia
Moses Mulenga     Small scale experiences on benefits of organic agriculture     Zambia
Col Mandona (rtd)     Small scale experiences on sound production techniques     Zambia

D: Organic Development Room: Luangwa
Addisu Alemayehu     Study on Identification of Gaps and Intervention Needs of Smallholder Organic Farmers in Ethiopia     Ethiopia
Robson Nyirenda     Factors that have had a reversal effect on   the   adoption of organic farming –the case of Chongwe District     Zambia
Fortunate Hofisi Nyakanda     Developing the organic agriculture sector in Zimbabwe; A case of Mashonaland East     Zimbabwe
Mwadhini O. Myanza     Organic -farming in the context Of Kilimo Kwanza, Tanzania     Tanzania
Thierry Alban Revert     Organic Production and Agroecology Practices and Indigenous Peoples Rights in South Africa      South Africa
Charles Ssekyewa     Policy coordination consideration of environment and education cross-cutting issues for sustainable agriculture     Uganda

E: Options for future cooperation on organic standards in Africa (co-organized by GOMA) Room: Muchinga
Gunnar Rundgren     The East African Organic Standards, development and submission for approval by the EU.     Grolink / IFOAM OSEA project
Hervé Bouagnimbeck     Development of organic standards in Africa – challenges and opportunities.     IFOAM Germany
Bhekithemba Dlamini     The South African experience in setting organic standards     Department of trade and Industry
Sophia Twarog     Experience and achievements of the Global Organic Market Access (GOMA) on standards harmonization; lessons learned and possible options for Africa.     UNCTAD Switzerland

F: Livestock Room: Main Hall
Wiebke Volkmann     Principles and practices of holistic management and how these can and do support organic production       Namibia
Wiebke Volkmann     Community based rangeland and livestock management as a multiple-benefit strategy for improving meat production with  low external inputs     Namibia
Judith Isele     Facing the challenges of organic livestock production in Namibia with the help of holistic management     Namibia
Michael Kibue     Organic livestock farming: case of African pastoralists     Kenya
Fasae O.A     Plants used in ethno-veterinary practices in village sheep and goat production in Odeda Local Government Area, Ogun state, Nigeria     Nigeria
Odhong’, C.O     Challenges of Conversion to Organic Livestock Production in Smallholder Farms in Kenya     Kenya

G: Extension case studies Room: Muchinga
Anne Bruntse     Experiences of partnering with local based organizations in dissemination of organic agriculture information and environment conservation: Infonet-Biovision and partners     Kenya
Asha Omar Fakih     Effectiveness of organic fertilizer in increasing production – the experience of farmer field schools in Zanzibar     Tanzania
Daniel Kalala     Sustainable organic agriculture: a farming system to enhance rural food and income security and lessen the vulnerability of resource constrained farmers to climate change effects: a case study of Chongwe District, Kazungula, Sesheke, Shangombo and Mongu.     Zambia
Helen van Zyl     An innovative training method for farmers and gardeners as initiated by the Biodynamic Agricultural Association of Southern Africa     South Africa
Thaddeo Tibasiima     Organic farming and social capital building in small holder farmer communities in the Rwenzori Region     Uganda

H: Soil fertility management Room: Luangwa
Olowoake A A     Influence of differently composted organic residues on the yield of maize and its residual effects on the fertility of an Alfisol In Ibadan, Nigeria.     Nigeria
Kolawole G. O.     Does soil types affect phosphorus release pattern of Tithonia diversifolia compost and poultry manure?     Nigeria
Lawal,O. I     Growth and yield response of sweet potato (Ipomea batatas l.) to organic-based fertilizer in Abeokuta South Western Nigeria     Nigeria
Saidia Paul Sabas     Evaluation of effective microorganisms  technology on maize (Zea  mays l.) Growth, development and yield In Morogoro Tanzania     Tanzania
T.I. Olabiyi     Effect of organic manure, bio-fertilizer and yeast on the growth and yield of soybean grown on nematode infested soil.     Nigeria

I: Organization of and strategies for research in Africa (co-organised by EOA/ICROFS/ISOFAR/NOARA) Room: Main Hall
P.O. Olanrewaju     Enhancing research strategies to promote ecological organic agriculture in agricultural institutions in Nigeria: a consideration for capacity building in Africa     Nigeria

Charles Ssekyewa
Jordan Gama

Issues emerging from research meeting 2 May
Main results are reported to the plenary session.

J: Farming systems and production case studies Room: Main Hall (translation French – English, please bring headphones)
E.C. Odion     Innovative practices to enhance organic agriculture production among low technology farmers     Nigeria
F. M.Bagarama     Adaptation to dry season  livestock fodder scarcity through Canavalia brasiliensis integration in the cereal systems in  the Miombo woodland ecosystem in Tanzania     Tanzania
Andry Randrianarivelo     A general overview of SRI-rice, system, climate impact and integration in development strategies     Madagascar
Mr Jules Randrianarivelo     Practical application of organic agriculture, the production of pink  rice by the Amparafaravola cooperative, Madagascar     Madagascar
Charles Zulu     The case of Mr Charles Zulu-an integrated organic Farm     Zambia
Sebastian Scott     Old Orchard Organic Farm     Zambia

K: Pest Control Room: Luangwa
Aderolu, I.A     Comparative evaluation of modified neem leaf, wood ash and neem leaf extracts for Hymenia recurvalis control on Amaranthus Spp. in Ibadan Southwest Nigeria     Nigeria
D. O. Okeyo      Intercropping with Crotalaria brevidens benth. Reduces bacterial wilt disease incidences in tomato crop.     Kenya
Donald Zulu     On-farm evaluation of botanical products as stored grain protectant against maize pests     Zambia
Moses Odeke     Effect of organic pesticide sprays on cotton pests and yields in Northern Uganda     Uganda
Olabiyi, T. I.     Effect of neem compost on root knot nematode (Meloidogyne incognita) pest of Celosia argentea     Nigeria
Olajumoke O. Fayinminnu     Solving pest problems in organic agriculture: crude cassava water extract a possible herbicide     Nigeria

L: Marketing and Value chains Room: Muchinga
Evelyne, A. Lazaro     Opportunities for Organic Market Development in Tanzania     Tanzania
Samuel Ndungu     Stimulating Domestic Organic Market Development Through Organic Farmers Markets: Kenyan Experience     Kenya
Pilar Santacoloma     Marketing strategies and financing mechanisms along organic supply chains? Are they different from conventional?     Italy
Laurent C. Glin     Conventionalization of the organic sesame network from Burkina-Faso: private standard or state failure?     The Netherlands
John Cox     The PIP programme and its support for organic production     Belgium

Posters
ref#     Author     Title     Topic
21     Tenebe and Petu     BIO-INTENSITY AND AGRONOMIC INTERVENTION FOR AN EN-HANCED CROP PRODUCTIVITY AND MITIGATION FOR VICES CLIMATE CHANGE     Climate Change
50     Regassa Feyissa     DIVERSITY: A NORM FOR AFRICA’S ORGANIC AGRICULTURE AND INDISPENSIBLE MEANS FOR CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION AND MITIGATION     Climate Change
31     Andry RANDRIANARIVELO     SYSTEM OF RICE INTENSIFICATION (SRI), AND CLIMATE CHANGE:EXPERIENCE FROM MADAGASCAR     Climate Change
96     1Ndukhu, O. H, 1Onwonga, R.N. 1Wahome, R.G. 2Jensen, H.H.     CLIMATE CHANGE AND VARIABILITY: EXPERIENCE, COPING AND ADAPTATION STRATEGIES AMONG SMALLHOLDER ORGANIC FARMERS OF CENTRAL KENYA     Climate Change
129     Winifred Fitzgerald / Rames Abhukara     SUPPORTING SUSTAINABLE INNOVATIONS FOR ENHANCED FOOD SECURITY: THE BETTER U FOUNDATION’S SRI INITIATIVE IN MADAGASCAR     Extension
8     1F M. Bagarama*, 2H J. Mongi  and 3A.E.Majule     ORGANIC FARMING AND FARMERS’ ADAPTIVE AGRICULTURAL INNOVATIONS IN RESOURCE DEPLETED BANANA-COFFEE FARMING SYSTEM IN WESTERN TANZANIA     Farming systems
84     Daniel Kalala, Benson H. Chishala, Felix Haazele, Bernard Moonga, Shirley Ng’andu, Kalaluka Munyinda, Bridget O’Connor, Elias Kuntashula,  Chewe Nkonde     PERMACULTURE: A LAND USE DESIGN TO ENSURE AGRICULTURE SUSTAINABILITY AND FOOD AND INCOME SECURITY     Farming systems
86     Donald Zulu     INTEGRATING AGROFORESTRY INTO ORGANIC FARMING     Farming systems
116     1 Quintar Genga  2Richard Onwonga3 Henning Jensen     CHALLENGES FACED BY SMALLHOLDER ORGANIC FARMERS OF THE CENTRAL AND RIFT VALLEY PROVINCE OF KENYA     Farming systems
125     Sebastian Scott     GROWING ORGANIC MAIZE IN ZAMBIA     Farming systems
136     Stella Namanji, Charles Ssekyewa     COMPREHENSIVE UNDERSTANDING AS BASIS FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF ORGANIC AGRO-ECOSYSTEMS     Farming systems
41     Anne Jacklynne Wanjiku Kungu     THE ORGANIC MANAGEMENT OF RABBITS: AN OPPORTUNITY FOR REVERSING   FOOD INSECURITY FOR THE URBAN AND PERI-URBAN POOR. THE KENYAN CASE     Livestock
64     Martha Kembo     RABBIT REARING: AN OPORTUNITY TO REVERSE FOOD INSECURITY FOR THE  ZAMBIAN PERI-URBAN POOR AND RURAL COMMUNITIES     Livestock
132     Afusat T. Jagun-Jubril1, Olayinka A. Oridupa2     ORGANIC FARMING, ANIMAL HEALTH: POSSIBLE CORRELATION     Livestock
53     Isabel Vertriest     HOW FAIR TRADE STRENGTHEN ORGANIC FARMING AND VICE VERSA, ESPECIALLY IN AFRICA     Marketing & Value Chains
99     Mr. Josphat Njenga, Prof. Edward G. Karuri, Dr. Jonathan Nzuma, Dr. John Wangoh and Prof. Raphael Wahome     NETWORK ORGANIZATION OF ORGANIC VALUE CHAINS IN KENYA’S TOURISM INDUSTRY     Marketing & Value Chains
106     Lise Andreasen and Niels Halberg     PRODUCTIVITY AND GROWTH IN ORGANIC VALUE CHAINS (PROGROV) – RESEARCH IN UGANDA, KENYA AND TANZANIA     Marketing & Value Chains
113     Nkiru Theresa MELUDU1, A.A ADEOLUWA2 and T.J ABOLADE3     ATTITUDES AND WILLINGNESS OF CONSUMERS TO PAY FOR ORGANIC AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS: IMPLICATION FOR ESTABLISHING NICHE MARKET IN NIGERIA     Marketing & Value Chains
117     Riaan van Zyl     PROMOTING THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN ORGANIC SHORT SUPPLY CHAIN – HOW IT WORKS     Marketing & Value Chains
22     Sadia Daak     LEGISLATIONS TO PROMOTE AND REGULATE ORGANIC AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION IN SUDAN     Organic Development
79     Batoul Mohammad Abdo     OVERVIEW OF ORGANIC PRODUCTION IN SUDAN     Organic Development
107     Manjo Smith     DEVELOPMENT OF THE NAMIBIAN ORGANIC SECTOR AND NAMIBIAN ORGANIC ASSOCIATION (NOA) PGS     Organic Development
108     Mette Vaarst     EXPLORING THE CONCEPTS OF FOOD SOVEREIGNTY AND SOCIAL CAPITAL IN RELATION TO THE ORGANIC PRINCIPLES, PRACTICES AND POLICIES     Organic Development
51     Gitahi Theuri     CAN ORGANIC FOOD REDUCE CHILD MORTALITY(MDG 4) IN SSA?     Other
72     E. A. Aiyelari, S.O. Oshunsanya and O. Aliku     COMPARATIVE PERFORMANCE OF OKRA (ABELMOSCHUS ESCULENTUS) UNDER SUBSISTENCE ORGANIC FARMING USING DRIP AND WATERING CAN METHODS OF IRRIGATION     Other
15     1Aderolu, I.A; 2Omoloye, A.A; 1Olubamiwa, O; 1Okelana, F.A; Oyedokun, A.V; 1Asogwa, E.U; 1Mokwunye, I.U.     EFFECT OF PLANT STRUCTURE ON COLONIZATION AND DAMAGE BY ACRAEA TERPSICHORE (LEPIDOPTERA: NYMPHALIDAE) ON CORCHORUS OLITORIUS     Pest control
17     1Aderolu, I.A; 2Omoloye     LIFE CYCLE OF HYMENIA RECURVALIS (F.) [LEPIDOPTERA: PYRALIDAE] ON SUSCEPTIBLE AMARANTHUS SPECIES IN IBADAN SOUTH-WEST NIGERIA     Pest control
46     Bosco Okello     FIGHTING VARROA DESTRUCTOR IN THE AFRICAN HONEYBEES USING ORGANIC CONTROL METHODS     Pest control
111     1SAMBO, B. E. and 2P. C. OKUTU     NEEM TREE EXTRACT: AN ORGANIC ON-FARM SOLUTION FOR THE CONTROL OF INSECT PESTS FOR SUSTAINABLE CROP PRODUCTIVITY     Pest control
47     Joshua Amwai Machinga     WOMEN COOPERATIVE CENTER     Programmes and Projects
130     Antonio Compagnoni     SAMCERT, AN INNOVATIVE IFAD PROGRAMME IMPLEMENTED BY ICEA: SUPPORTING SMALLHOLDERS ACCESS TO MARKETS FOR CERTIFIED SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTS FROM WESTERN AND CENTRAL AFRICA     Programmes and Projects
9     Olaniyi Joel Oyekunle and Audu Kehinde Temitope     GROWTH, YIELD AND NUTRIENT COMPOSITIONS OF GINGER (ZINGIBER OFFICINALE ROSCOE) AS AFFECTED BY ORGANIC FERTILIZERS APPLICATION IN OGBOMOSO, SOUTH WEST NIGERIA.     Soil Fertility
12     Lawal O. I., Atayese, M. O., Oyekanmi A.A, Sakariyawo O.S, Aderibigbe S.G, Adeyemi O.R.     AGRONOMIC EFFICIENCY OF MAIZE (ZEA MAYS L) AS INFLUENCED BY COMPOST RATES IN THE RAINFOREST-SAVANNAH TRANSITIONAL ZONE OF SOUTHWEST NIGERIA     Soil Fertility
18     Ademola, Ajayi and Grace, Ajayi     EFFECTS OF DIFFERENT LEVELS OF ORGANO-MINERAL FERTILIZER ON BOOT STAGE DRY MATTER YIELD AND QUALITY OF PEARL MILLET (PENNISETUM GLAUCUM (L) R. BR.)     Soil Fertility
39     Moses B. Adewole+ and Abiola O. Ilesanmi     INFLUENCE OF SEWAGE SLUDGE, MYCORRHIZA AND DIFFERENT FERTILIZER APPLICATIONS ON THE GROWTH AND YIELD OF OKRA (ABELMOSCHUS ESCULENTUS [L.] MOENCH)     Soil Fertility
45     .Bello, W. B. and  2. Adejuyigbe, C.O.     EFFECT OF COMPOST AND FARM YARD MANURES ON GROWTH AND YIELD OF MAIZE     Soil Fertility
52     Victor Olowe* and Simeon Fakolade     ENHANCED PRODUCTIVITY OF TWO SOYBEAN (GLYCINE MAX (L.) MERRILL) VARIETIES THROUGH APPLICATION OF SPENT POULTRY MANURE     Soil Fertility
59     Atayese M.O*, Lawal O. I., Oyekanmi A.A, Sakariyawo O.S, Aderibigbe S.G, Adeyemi O.R.     GROWTH, YIELD AND PHYSIOLOGICAL EFFICIENCY OF MAIZE (ZEA MAYS L.) AS INFLUENCED BY COMPOST RATES IN AN ORGANIC BASED CROPPING SYSTEM     Soil Fertility
62     *Ajayi, E.O1; Akinfasoye, J.A1; Ogunleti, D.O.2 and Monkio, T.N2     GROWTH AND YIELD OF TWO VARIETIES OF JEWS MALLOW (CORCHORUS OLITORUS L.) UNDER DIFFERENT RATES OF ORGANIC FERTILIZER     Soil Fertility
89     O. E. AyanfeOluwa,1,  V.O. Aduramigba-Modupe, 2 and  O. O. AdeOluwa3     RIGHT TIMING FOR COMPOST APPLICATION: OBD-PLUS COMPOST EXPERIENCE IN RAISING MAIZE (ZEA MAYS)     Soil Fertility
101     Andrew Joseph, Kalema     IMPROVING SOIL HEALTH AND FERTILITY IN AFRICA USING FOREST/MOUNTAIN MICROORGANISMS TECHNOLOGY     Soil Fertility
100     Mr. Josphat Njenga, Prof. Edward G. Karuri, Dr. Jonathan Nzuma, Dr. John Wangoh and Prof. Raphael Wahome     EVALUATION OF THE TRACEABILITY SYSTEMS IN THE ORGANIC VALUE- CHAINS IN KENYA     Standards and Certification
1     1Olowe, V.I.O, 2Bello, O. R. and Aina, T2     GRAIN YIELD AND YIELD ATTRIBUTES OF FOURTEEN SESAME (SESAMUM INDICUM L.) VARIETIES CULTIVATED UNDER ORGANIC SYSTEM     Varieties
115     James M. Teri, Godsteven P. Maro, Deusdedit L. Kilambo, Jeremiah M. Magesa and Damian Mtenga     THE POTENTIAL FOR ORGANIC COFFEE PRODUCTION IN TANZANIA     Varieties
93     Gideon O Adeoye     AN AGGRESSIVE INVADING WEED POSES CHALLENGE  TO ORGANIC AGRICULTURE IN NIGERIA.     Weed control

Side events

A number of side events are organized in conjunction to the conference. Note that these events are not the responsibility of the main conference organizer.

Field Trips 1 May are now determined

The following field trips are offered:

1. Kapupulwa Farms located some 50 km south of Lusaka in Kafue district. Mr Sebastian Scott who is son of Zambia’s Vice President is an Emergent Organic Farmer involved in livestock and crop production. US$ 25, including lunch.

2.Kasisi Agricultural Training Centre (KATC) and Lwimba Small Scale Organic Farmers producing assorted crops and keeping free range chickens. KATC and Lwimba are located some 70km east of Lusaka in Chongwe district. US$ 25, including lunch.

3.Chaminuka Lodge  is a private Game Park in Chongwe District. Could be a good site for those who want to see animals as related to forest conservation. A good opportunity for those interested in ecological agro-tourism and climate change abatement. US$ 60, including lunch at the lodge and a game drive.

The Venue: Mulungushi International Conference Centre

The conference will take place in the Mulungushi International Conference Centre.

Mulungushi International Conference Centre is Centrally located in the heart of Lusaka. The Conference Center is 15KM from the Lusaka International Airport and it is 3km away from the city center. About 10minutes drive are Zambia’s best hotels and within 1km are Zambia’s most prestigious shopping malls.