United Nations FAO Appoints Heyman as International Legal Consultant

As part of a United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) project, an international team is working to support the development of an organic agriculture marketing system in the African island nation of Mauritius. In her capacity as the team's International Legal Consultant, Jambor Heyman attorney Amanda Heyman will be advising the Mauritian government regarding the creation of organic agriculture legislation in Mauritius.

The project's goal is to increase the island nation's food security by increasing domestic food production and the provision of goods and services from agriculture, forestry and fisheries in a sustainable manner.

Amanda is supported by law student researchers at the Vermont Law School Center for Agriculture and Food Systems, and will work with stakeholders and attorneys in Mauritius to strengthen the policies, laws, management frameworks and institutions that are needed to transition the country to a system of organic production and marketing.