EOAI is a continental project whose overall goal is to mainstream EOA into national agriculture systems, policies and practices by 2025 in order to improve agricultural productivity, food security, access to markets and sustainable development in Africa.
Vibrant Ecological Organic Systems for Enhanced Food Security and Sustainable Development in Africa
To scale up ecologically sound strategies and practices among diversified stakeholders through institutional capacity development, scientific innovations, market participation, public policies and programs, outreach and communication, efficient, coordination, networking and partnerships
1. To increase documentation of information and knowledge on organic agricultural products along the complete value chain and support relevant actors to translate it into practices and wide application
2. To systematically inform producers about the EOA approaches and good practices and motivate their uptake through strengthening access to advisory and support services
3. To substantially increase the share of quality organic products at the local, national and regional markets
4. Strengthen inclusive stakeholder engagement in organic commodities value chain development by establishing national, regional and continental multi-stakeholder platforms to advocate for changes in public policy, plans, programs, and practices
Strategic Focus/Pillars of EOAI
1. Research, Training and Extension Pillar: Understanding research and training gaps within EOA value chains and undertaking activities to fill them.
2. Information and Communication Pillar: Creating awareness and strengthening EOA extension support systems through diverse information and communication strategies, products and technologies.
3. Value Chain and Market Development Pillar: Stimulating development of sustainable markets and increase trade in traditional and high value agricultural produce both at domestic and export levels within EOA.
4. Networking and Partnerships Pillar: Promoting engagement by relevant stakeholders including governments, farmers, civil society, private sector and the international community.
5. Policy and Programme Development Pillar: Supporting the development and implementation of enabling policies and programmes.
6. Institutional Capacity Development Pillar: Supporting and equipping professionals with skills and competencies to promote EOA in Africa.