East African organic products standard (EAOPS)

East African organic products standard (EAOPS)

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The East African Organic Products Standard (EAOPS) was adopted in 2007 by the East African Community as the single, official standard for organic agriculture production in the region.

The standard was the result of a multi-stakeholder process involving intensive consultations and participation by national governments, the private sector, non-governmental organizations, and international institutions. Although authoritative evaluations are still outstanding, the standard has been pivotal in promoting organic agriculture production in the East African region and has influenced the development of other regional standards.

The standard is a key output of the joint United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Conference for Trade and Development (UNCTAD) “Capacity Building Task Force on Trade, Environment and Development” (UNEP-UNCTAD CBTF) initiative.

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