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First editon of the Organic-Africa.net Newsletter – With latest updates on the African Organic Agriculture Training Manual project

The Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) has recently released the first Organic-Africa.net newsletter of the African Organic Agriculture Training Manual project. Over the last 2 years, the project team of agronomists and other specialists in Africa and in Switzerland has been busy creating practical training materials to promote best organic and ecological farming practices in Africa.

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FiBL is delighted to present the first version of the manual, available for free download on our project website at www.organic-africa.net.

Each Organic-Africa.net newsletter issue will give updates on the progress of project activities. In this issue, the first piece of news is the start of the validation process. This important process will gather much needed further knowledge necessary to improve the manual. This is where practical knowledge is not only valuable in creating useful training materials, but crucial to the success of the manual.

Also in this issue is an article by Urs Niggli, director of the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), on the importance of participating in research and training, and the presentation of the project’s new extensive resource directory for Africa.

Further information


  • Gilles Weidmann, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL, Frick, Switzerland



Gilles Weidmann
Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL, Communication
Ackerstrasse 113
5070 Frick
Tel.+41 62 865 7260
Fax. +41 62 865 7273
Personal webpage

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Contribute to the validation process!

Help improve the draft version of the training materials by testing them in your local context and giving us your feedback.
Further information

Organisations presently validating the training manual

  • Agro Eco Louis Bolk Institute - Eastern Africa, Uganda
  • Uganda Coffee Development Authority
  • CARITAS Uganda
  • Rural  Community in Development (RUCID), Uganda
  • Sustainable Agriculture Trainers network (SATNET), Uganda
  • National Organic Agricultural Movement of Uganda (NOGAMU)
  • National Union of Coffee Agribusinesses and Farm Enterprises (NUCAFE), Uganda
  • International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE), Kenya
  • Syngenta Foundation Sustainable Agriculture, Kenya
  • Kenya Organic Agricultural Network (KOAN)
  • Namibian Organic Association (NOA)
  • Kenya Institute of Organic Farming (KIOF)
  • Sustainable Agriculture Community Development Programme (SACDEP), Kenya
  • Tanzania Organic Agriculture movement (TOAM)
  • Rwanda Organic Agriculture Movement (ROAM)
  • Promoting Organic and Sustainable Agriculture Development in Africa (POSADA), Rwanda
  • AGASARO Cooperative, Rwanda
  • Institute for Sustainable Development (ISD), Ethiopia
  • BEA, Ethiopia
  • Syngenta Foundation Sustainable Agriculture, Mali
  • Mobiom, Mali
  • Helvetas Mali
  • ELOC Farms, Ghana
  • WAD African Foods Ltd., Ghana
  • University of Ibadan, Nigeria
  • Lautech Agricultural Service, Nigeria
  • Kasisi Agricultural Training Center, Zambia

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