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Background to formation of AfrONet

The idea of AfrONet was first unveiled in April 2008 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, at a meeting of three East African National Organic Agriculture Movements (NOAMs), Kenya Organic Agriculture Network (KOAN), National Organic Agriculture Movement of Uganda (NOGAMU) and Tanzania Organic Agriculture Movement (TOAM). The driving force of the meeting was to establish a continental platform to enhance the development of Organic Agriculture.
 
In August, the same year, at a meeting of four NOAMs – three of East Africa (above) and the Organic Producers and Processors Association of Zambia (OPPAZ) of Southern Africa – in Nairobi, Kenya, reverberated the platform idea. In 2009, the African meeting of NOAMs present at the first African Organic Agriculture Conference in Kampala, Uganda, reiterated the need for the formation of an umbrella Body to steer organic agriculture networking in Africa.

On 1st May 2012, a pre-conference meeting of 38 participants representing 16 African Countries at the second African Organic Conference (AOC) in Lusaka, Zambia, resolved to establish AfrONet as the umbrella organization for uniting and representing African organic stakeholders. This was endorsed by 300 participants from over 40 countries and presented as part of the Lusaka Declaration on Mainstreaming Organic Agriculture into the African Development Agenda.

On 28th July 2014, AfrONet as officially registered in Tanzania as an International Non-Governmental Organization (I-NGO). It is operated as a charitable not-for-profit organization with a mandate limited to the objectives set in its constitution as follows:
 

Main Objective

To develop a unique organic agriculture sector based on the principles of ecology, health, fairness and care to guarantee food security, food sovereignty and sustainable development.

Vision

A united and vibrant African Organic Agriculture (OA) that transforms and empowers communities for sustainable livelihoods.

 

 

 

 

Mission

To spur a uniquely OA sector that transforms smallholder agriculture, into socio-cultural, affordable, productive, efficient and competitive farming systems that guarantee, food security and sovereignty, income growth and equity.

 

 

 

Specific Objectives

  • To steer and develop programmes and networks of common interest at continental, regional and national levels.
  • To build strategic partnerships with relevant and critical international, continental, regional and national levels, to support development of Organic Agriculture in Africa.
  • To lobby and advocate AUC, RECs and African Governments, to include.
  • To develop and promote organic agriculture research, extension and training in Africa.
  • To organise African Organic Conferences, fairs, and participate in international, continental and regional organic events.

About Us

Registered in Tanzania as an International Non-Governmental Organization (I-NGO)

It is operated as a charitable not-for-profit

organization with a mandate limited to the

objectives set in its constitution ... more

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

+255 732 975799
+255 787 908303

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