Round Table Meeting on Organic Farming: Proceedings
Instituto Interamericano de Cooperación para la Agricultura (IICA)
La Gra, Jerry
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The Round Table Meeting was held in Dominica, on June 8, 1989. Collin Bully, acted as Chairman of the Round Table, initiating proccedings by explaining to the guests the objectives of the meeting. Jerry La Gra, IICA Marketing and Rural Development Specialist, provided background on the organization of the meeting and the potential role for farmer organizations in organic farming. Joseph Dunsmoor introduced the subject organic farming. The rest of the meeting was divided into two sections: the first dealing with production and harvest and the second with marketing and postharvest hadling of organic produce. Errol Harris, gave an over view of existing production systems; Hannah Clarendon, described marketing systems; Norris Charles, described postharvest handling of miscellaneous fruit and vegetables. Samuel J. Anselm, described the postharvest handling and marketing of citrus, Charlesworth Charles, described the transportation systems and constraints. George Kalogrids and Eric White described in detail the production and marketing of organic produce.
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