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Organic Agriculture and Rural Poverty Alleviation

Potential and Best Practices in Asia

  • Author: UN, ESCAP
  • Publication date: July 2003
  • Page count: 228
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 03.II.F.3

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ISBN: 9789211558401

About the product

Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) has been trying to carry out a detailed analysis of the current status of organic farming in Asia. Of particular interest is the relationship of organic farming systems with rural poverty alleviation and sustainable livelihoods. Seven country studies and one regional study on the potential of organic farming for rural employment and income generation in Asia were carried out. These studies provided the basis for a regional workshop held between government representatives from 14 countries, non-governmental organizations, and international groups. This report examines the country study reports, in addition to conclusions and recommendations drawn up at a regional workshop held in Thailand in November 2001. Studies from the following countries are included: China, India, Malaysia, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Sri-Lanka and Thailand.