|November 20, 2003,
just-food.com: The United Nations Conference
of Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has outlined organic
fruit production as an area of economic opportunity for
A detailed report released by the Conference says that
demand for organic produce is expected to grow 10-30%
over the next five-to-ten years. As a result reps are
urging developing nations to take advantage of this
growing industry and focus their efforts on meeting
future demands of these potentially lucrative export
markets of the industrialized world.
However, developing countries currently face serious
difficulties in meeting technical requirements of importing
countries. So, the report recommends that developing
countries implement food quality and safety programs
and try to conform to regulatory and market requirements.
It includes detailed advice on organically producing
guavas, lychees, avocados, aubergines and watermelons.
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