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IFOAM Organic Fruits Seminar

IFOAM Organic Fruits Seminar

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SEMINAR ON PRODUCTION ANDEXPORT OF ORGANIC FRUIT AND VEGETABLES IN ASI
BANGKOK, THAILAND3-5 November 2003
Organized by:
Food and Agriculture Organization of the UnitedNations (FAO)International Federation of Organic AgricultureMovements(IFOAM)
and the
EarthNet Foundation
 
 
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SEMINAR ON THE PRODUCTION AND EXPORTS OFORGANIC FRUIT AND VEGETABLES IN ASIA Bangkok, Thailand, 3-5 November 2003 A seminar organized by FAO, IFOAM and the EarthNet Foundation
PROGRAMME 
3 November 2003O
PENING
:
 
W
ELCOME ADDRESSES
 
8.30 Mr He Changchui, Regional Representative for Asia and the Pacific, ADG, FAO 8.40 Mr Gunnar Rundgren, President of IFOAM 8.50 Mr Vitoon Panyakul, General Secretary, EarthNet Foundation 
S
ETTING THE STAGE
:
 
O
 VERVIEW AND FACTS ON WORLDWIDE ORGANIC AGRICULTURE
 
9.00 Bernward Geier, Director of International Relations, IFOAM 
IFOAM’s role in supporting organic agriculture
9.15 Vaheesan Saminathan, IFOAM Asia Coordinator 
9.30 Coffee break 
1. T
HE
W
ORLD
M
 ARKETS FOR 
O
RGANIC
F
RUIT AND
 V
EGETABLES
:
CURRENT SITUATION AND PROSPECTS
 
Chairperson: Paul Pilkauskas, FAO9.45
The markets in Europe
Paul Pilkauskas, Senior Commodity Specialist, FAO 
10.15
The US and Canadian markets
Rudy Kortbech-Olesen, Senior Market Development Adviser, ITC 
10.45
The Japanese market
Katsushige Murayama , President of IFOAM Japan 
11.15
Discussion:
market and price prospects
 
Moderator: Paul Pilkauskas, Senior Commodity Specialist, FAO 
12.30 Lunch break (12.30-14.00)
2.
 
M
 ARKET
 A 
CCESS
I
SSUES
:
 
S
TANDARDS AND
EGULATIONS
 
Chairperson: Antonio Compagnoni, IFOAM
Standards and guidelines for organic production, processing, labelling and marketing
14.00
!
 
Organic standards in importing countries: differences and similarities
Gunnar Rundgren, President of IFOAM 
14.30
!
 
USDA’s national organic rule
 Shelton Weinberg, World Board member, IFOAM 
15.00
Regulations for the importation and labelling of organic foods in Japan
Kenji Matsumoto, World Board member, IFOAM 
15.30
Regulations for the importation and labelling of organic foods in the European Union
Gerald Hermann, Vice-President, IFOAM 
Questions and answers session
16.00 Coffee break 16.15
Discussion: regulations and standards
Moderator: Antonio Compagnoni, World Board member, IFOAM 
18.00 End of Day 1
 
 
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4 November 20033. P
RODUCING AND
E
XPORTING
O
RGANIC
H
ORTICULTURAL
P
RODUCTS IN
 A 
SI
 
Chairperson: Paul Pilkauskas, FAOOpening of registrations for the next day’s roundtables9.00
Overview of organic agriculture in Asia
Vitoon Panyakul, General Secretary, EarthNet Foundation 
Producing organic horticultural products in Asia
 
9.30
!
 
 Assessing the profitability of converting to organic farming. Key parameters to analyse
Pascal Liu, Commodity Specialist, FAO 
10.00
!
 
Organic vegetable production: a theme for international agriculture research
Heidi Lumpkin, ARC (Thai University of Kasetsart) 
10.30 Coffee break 11.00
 
Certification options available to producers and exporters in Asia
Ong Kung Wai, IFOAM, Malaysia 
11.45
 
Discussion: How to improve access to certification in Asia?
Moderator: Ong Kung Wai 
12.30 Lunch break (12.30-14.00)
4. E
STABLISHING AN
O
RGANIC
E
XPORT
S
ECTOR 
 
Chairperson: Pascal Liu, FAO
Country case studies: lessons learnt and success factors
14.00
!
 
India
 
!
 
Producer-Company partnerships for the Marketing of organic horticultural products,
Subhash Mehta, Advisor, Organic, Marketing and MADP, FAO India 
!
 
Biodynamic production of fruit and vegetables at CISH, Lucknow
 Dr R.K. Pathak, Director, Central Institute for Sub-tropical Horticulture, India 
14.30
 
!
 
China
 , Dr Zhou Zejiang, Senior Advisor, Organic Food Development Centre, China 
 15.00
!
 
Thailand,
Vitoon Panyakul, General Secretary, EarthNet Foundation 
15.30
Discussion: Success factors in developing the production of organic fruit and vegetables
 
Moderator: Pascal Liu16.00 Coffee break 
International support programmes for the development of organic agriculture in developing countries
 
Role of FAO in supporting organic agriculture
 
16.15
 
Hiroshi Hiraoka, Soil Management Specialist and Pieter Ypma, Marketing Consultant, FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific 
16.45
 
Questions and answers 
 
Role of the International Trade Centre
 
17.00
 
Rudy Kortbech-Olesen, Senior Market Development Adviser, ITC 
17.30
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS SESSIONDiscussion: where to find support for organic horticulture projects?
18.00 End of Day 2
 

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