Reports

Welcome to the 'Reports' section of the Organic Info Hub.
 
The Organic Info Hub serves as a platform for the exchange of ideas, experiences, research and general expertise from and for the organic movement. If you (or your organization) have or know of any reports that you feel should be featured in this section, please write to us at communications [at] ifoam [dot] org, we'll be happy to hear from you!

Below you find a selection of some landmark reports that have been important for the development of the sector of Organic Agriculture.

Farm & Fiber Report

Textile Exchange is delighted to announce the release of our 2012 Organic Cotton Farm & Fiber Report. This year’s report once again builds upon the themes from our previous Farm & Fiber and Market Reports and provides you with unique data, trends and analysis of organic cotton production. As with last year’s report, we have included annual snapshots of other cotton sustainability initiatives, including the Better Cotton Initiative, Fairtrade, and Cotton made in Africa, in order to give you the most comprehensive perspective on cotton agriculture.

International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development (IAASTD) reports.

The IAASTD is composed of one Global Assessment and five Sub-global Assessments, which will use the same basic framework as the Global Assessment, i.e., the impacts of AKST on hunger, poverty, nutrition, human health, and environmental and social sustainability in relation to both the past and the future. The Global and Sub-global assessments was peer-reviewed by governments and experts, and approved by the Panel of participating governments. It consists of five Sub-global Assessments for the regions of Central and West Asia and North Africa, East and South Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, North America and Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa.


Best Practices for Organic Policy: What developing country Governments can do to promote the organic agriculture sector. UNEP-UNCTAD Capacity Building Task Force on Trade, Environment and Development.

Prepared by the Capacity Building Task Force Project “Promoting Production and Trading Opportunities for Organic Agricultural Products in East Africa”.

Green Economy Report: Towards a Green Economy: Pathways to Sustainable Development and Poverty Eradication.

The Green Economy Report is compiled by UNEP’s Green Economy Initiative in collaboration with economists and experts worldwide. It demonstrates that the greening of economies is not generally a drag on growth but rather a new engine of growth; that it is a net generator of decent jobs, and that it is also a vital strategy for the elimination of persistent poverty. The report also seeks to motivate policy makers to create the enabling conditions for increased investments in a transition to a green economy.