In June 1999 Macefcoop's coffee was formally recognized as organic and the first 600 bags of organic robusta coffee, the first to be socially and organically labelled from Africa, left the port of Douala.
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Abunaw (Organic Officer) and Alexis, a student based in Belgium who carried out a study commissioned by Oxfam Belgium

See also this website's page detailing those chemicals and other treatments that are used in conjunction with MACEFCOOP organic and non-organic production. This issue is also closely linked to ecological and sustainability issues.

coffee farmers of Obang Section (new organic conversion area).

Obang Section has a separate store for organic products, in keeping with the certification requirements.

Advocates of organic agriculture believe that conventional agriculture, with its use of chemical inputs, will not be sustainable in the long run as it leads to soil degradation and pollution of the environment, and poses health risks for both consumers and producers. Therefore, organic agriculture replaces manufactured inputs (fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, etc.) by natural compost and vermiculture, biological pest controls and the growing of legumes and shade trees.
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