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Organic farming is a method of crop and livestock production that is dependent on the use of organic materials such as green manure and biological control methods such as crop rotation.
The book entering the organic export market was written by Freek Jan Koekoek and Marg Leijdens published by
It provides a practical guide on how to enter an organic export market to smallholder farmers’ organisations and similar groups. It contains useful information for making informed decisions concerning exporting of their organic agricultural produce. It also provides links to information that will help in starting organic export business. You will find useful information on the organic market requirements, food-safety and traceability, organic farming certification, principles and practices, organic certification, feasibility and work capital, risk analysis and risk management , farmers roles and responsibilities, marketing strategy and management.
The information is not only useful to farmers organisation, but also to supporting organisations, such as development NGOs, government departments and consultants.
Identification of suitable export products is very paramount because not all agricultural produce is suitable for export.
Furthermore, It is necessary to have an understanding of both the benefits and the challenges of organic exporting before entering the market in other to avoid disappointment.