PROCEEDINGS

CONFERENCE ON SUPPORTING THE DIVERSIFICATION OF EXPORTS IN THE CARIBBEAN/LATIN AMERICAN REGION THROUGH THE DEVELOPMENT OF ORGANIC HORTICULTURE

    

8 to 10 October 2001,
Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

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Abstract

These Proceedings assemble papers presented at the Conference on Supporting the Diversification of Exports in the Caribbean/Latin American Region through the Development of Organic Horticulture, held in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, 8 to 10 October 2001.

The Conference focused on the market situation and outlook for organic horticultural products and on ways in which countries in the Caribbean/Latin American region can take advantage of potential market opportunities.

Thirty papers dealing with issues relating to the marketing of organic fruit and vegetables, including outlets, logistics, certification and standards were presented. In addition, production issues as these relate to export were covered.

Five Roundtables were convened as part of the Conference; their recommendations are incorporated.

Papers carried in “World Markets for Organic Fruit and Vegetables” are not repeated here. You may view these on the FAO Web site:

www.fao.org/docrep/004/y1669e/y1669e00.htm (English)

www.fao.org/docrep/004/y1669f/y1669f00.htm (French)

www.fao.org/docrep/004/y1669s/y1669s00.htm (Spanish)

You may also download some of the presentations (in MS PowerPoint format) from the following address:

http://www.fao.org/es/ESC/en/20953/21020/21604/event_29847en.html

The Conference Programme is provided in Appendix I and the List of Delegates is appended in Appendix II.

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Abstract

Opening Ceremony

Session 1 - The World Markets for Organic Fruit and Vegetables: Current Situation and Prospects

Session 2 - Market Access Issues: Standards and Regulations

Session 3 - Producing and Exporting Organic Horticultural Products in Latin America and the Caribbean

Session 4 - Establishing an Organic Export Sector

Summary of Plenary Sessions/Discussions

CONCLUDING SESSION

APPENDICES


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