|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 developing countries.
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
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
It includes detailed advice on organically producing guavas, lychees,
avocados, aubergines and watermelons. To find out more click here.