The West African Organic Conference (WAOC) is held every two years in one of the countries in the sub-region. So far, Nigeria, Benin and Mali have hosted it. Ghana is proud to host the organic conference in 2019.
About 300 participants are expected to attend the conference from academia, government institutions, NGOs, industry players within the sub-region, the continent and the larger organic world.
Date & Venue
The conference will be held in Accra, Ghana at the University of Ghana, Legon on 12th -15th November 2019 which includes field visits and tours. A public day is planned for the Saturday, 16th of November.
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The potential of organic agriculture in contributing to the transformation of national
and regional economies, ecologies and livelihoods through income growth,
enhancement of systems resilience and mitigation of climate change, food
sovereignty and trade is explored and showcased.
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The sharing of knowledge, information, experiences and skills among all stakeholders
in the organic sector is facilitated, the uptake of organic alternatives through south-
south collaboration is encouraged.
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Organic produce and products are exhibited to stimulate national, regional and
international trade and link producers to markets.
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The conference is showcased and publicized to create awareness, obtain support and
buy-in among policymakers (what are the next steps), organic stakeholders and the