Organization and structure of the organic sector
A milestone for organic development was the successful establishment of the National Organic Agricultural Movement of Uganda (NOGAMU), which began in 2001 and by the end of 2006 had attracted 365 individual members and 164 corporate members. Many of the corporate members of NOGAMU have memberships in the thousands, meaning that NOGAMU is linked to over 50,000 stakeholders in the organic sector. NOGAMU membership includes producers, processors, exporters, NGOs, and CBOs, as well as other stakeholders directly or indirectly involved in the organic sector.
NOGAMU has managed to organize most organic stakeholders into one fairly strong organization. NOGAMU’s Vision is to attain ‘increased incomes and improved livelihoods in Uganda through adoption of organic agriculture’. The objectives include the following;
1To build capacity in organic research, training, education, and extension in Uganda
2To promote local and international marketing of organic products from Uganda
3To increase the application of organic standards and certified organic production in Uganda
4To increase awareness and attract support for organic agriculture in Uganda
NOGAMU aims to develop the organic sector through increased certified organic production and marketing on the local and international markets in a more sustainable manner, resulting in improved food security as well.
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