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Africa not among world’s 10 largest organic lands

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The Country Coordinator of Ecological Organic Agriculture (EOA) Initiative in Nigeria, Dr. Olugbenga AdeOluwa, has regretted the non-inclusion of an African nation among the world’s 10 largest organic lands.

During an online presentation on the “Principles of Organic Agriculture Practices” organised by Journalists Go Organic Movement, the expert said the technical know-how among stakeholders notwithstanding, policymakers have been part of the major limitations to the development of organic agriculture on the continent.

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“Global organic sector was valued at $130 billion as of 2019, with 72.3 million hectares managed by over 3.1 million producers and yet Africa is still found wanting. Organic agriculture contributes a lot to the health of the world,” he stated.

AdeOluwa continued: “The principles of health, ecology, fairness and care are the roots from which organic agriculture grows and develops. We want to ensure healthy living of both the living and non-living components of the ecosystem is a must in organic agriculture.”

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