Marketing Manual and Web Directory for Organic Spices, Culinary Herbs, Essential Oils

This manual builds on information compiled through consultancy and mission seminars in Africa and South America, as well as other activities carried out under this project. It is designed to address the needs of producers and exporters in developing countries for specific technical and market information in order to develop their organic enterprises and to export the products covered to target markets. This 2nd edition (July 2006) adds a number of producers and importers to the database. Contamination problems with food products - organic and annex conventional - in target markets are increasingly reported, and the costs and penalties involved becoming increasingly severe. New links to sites dealing with quality management including the use of sterilisation methods for finished products and mycotoxin prevention advances are in Annex IV.