Organic Forum in Sri Lanka
Monday 17th September 2018 - Eagle, Water's Edge, Sri Lanka
Strong international growth in organic, combined with longer, more complex supply chains all means potential risk to product integrity. By looking harder at supply chains and better understanding the factors that affect organic integrity, we can help support businesses minimise risk of disruption. As part of a wider project to gather insights and build on our support for businesses, we’re heading to Sri Lanka this autumn to explore practices and relationships in organic supply chains. The start of our visit coincides with Organic September, and as such, The Soil Association and our project supporters, English Tea Shop, will be holding an Organic Forum in Colombo.
Attended by organic businesses, farmers, academics and members of the government, the forum will explore the practical or financial challenges faced by farmers going organic and how to meet growing global demand for product, without compromising integrity, quality or local food security and prosperity. The forum will also explore how business and government can encourage and support good organic practice, and incentivise more organic production, demonstrating the tangible benefits organic farming can deliver across whole supply chains and why relationships matter.
An invitation to the forum is extended to both Soil Association licensees who source organic product from Sri Lanka and their organic suppliers in country. If you or your suppliers are interested in attending this event, please contact our Trade Relations Manager, Lee Holdstock for further details.