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UNCTAD-UNEP Short Film: Organic Agriculture: A Good Option for Least Developed Countries

UNCTAD and UNEP have released two excellent advocacy tools for encouraging the uptake of organic and other forms of sustainable agriculture in Least Developed Countries (LDCs).

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Both tools - a film and a policy brief - were launched at the recent United Nation's Fourth Conference on Least Developed Countries on food security, which took place May 9-13, 2011 in Istanbul, Turkey.

The film "Organic Agriculture: A Good Option for Least Developed Countries" shows Vincent Ssongo, an organic farmer, from Uganda describes how organic agriculture means a better life for his family.

Dr. Supachai Panitchpakdi, Secretary General of UNCTAD (www.unctad.org), and Achim Steiner, Executive Director of UNEP (www.unep.org), explain how organic agriculture improves food security in Least Developed Countries and reduces their vulnerability to external price and climatic shocks.

Further information

Africa at Organic-World.net

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