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Venancia Ndoo Wambua is the Project Manager for BvAT’s Ecological Organic Agriculture Initiative currently being implemented in eight countries; 4 in Eastern Africa (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Ethiopia) and 4 in West Africa (Mali, Benin, Senegal and Nigeria).

About Ecological Organic Agriculture (EOA) Initiative

The EOA is an initiative emanating from the African Heads of State and Government decision on organic agriculture in Africa against the background of inadequacy and lack of sustainability in Agriculture and food security systems on the continent. The African continent is food insecure and threats from excessive external-input based agricultural practices on agroecosystems are becoming more and more evident.

The EOA initiative is one of the initiatives that is rethinking and changing course of how we should manage our agriculture and food production systems to match the growing demand for food while avoiding to mortgage the potential of our natural resources for quick fixes.

The EOA is anchored on six interrelated Pillars: -

1.         Research, training and extension,

2.         Information and communication,

3.         Value chain and market development,

4.         Networking and partnership,

5.         Policy and programme development, and

6.         Institutional capacity development.

Biovision Africa Trust (BvAT) is one of the leading civil society organizations supporting the EOA agenda in Africa.

For more Information on EOA Initiative follow the link: http://eoai-africa.org/

Venancia can be reached on the following contacts;Biovision Africa Truts c/o  icipe-African Insect Science for Food and Health. P.O. Box 30772, 00100, Duduville Kasarani, Off Thika Road, Nairobi/Kenya. Tel Office: +254 (20) 863 2007/8; Mobile:  +254 719 052 192; Email address : vwambua@biovisionafrica.org

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