SA’s Draft National Policy on Organic Farming was presented by the National Department of Agriculture at Elsenberg, Stellenbosch last week. It is the culmination of work done since 1998.
‘Finally the organic sector is being acknowledged and supported,â€ said Liz Eglington from Blue Sky Organics. ‘ I am extremely happy with the result.â€ This important document is now open for comment until 30 November.
Everyone is encouraged to read the document here and send your comments to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
All comments are invited â€“ whether simply positive and satisfied, or including constructive suggestions. If you would like to play a role in ensuring the best possible policy for the years going forward, please follow these instructions:
Â· All comments and suggested changes made ON the document, must be made using the ‘track changes’ function, so that it stands out in colour â€“ or simply done in colour.
Â· Send your name and connection to the organic sector with your comments.
Â· If you make your comments separately from the document, make sure you state clearly which number item you are commenting on.
Â· Send as soon as possible to email@example.com
Photo: a fruit farm in SA. (Source: Harris S on Flickr)