Organic Guarantee Systems
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Organic Guarantee Systems

Details AlterOrganic: Local Agendas for Organic Agriculture in Rural Development - proceeding of an International Workshop at Bonn - Konigswinter, Germany, October 21-24, 2002
Millions of farmers throughout the world cannot or will not asset the "green revolution"approach to agriculture. What can the principles of organic agriculture - with or without certification - contribute to rural development in the tropics and subtropics? The question was central to an international workshop held in Bonn in October 2002, organized by the German non-governmental organization Agrecol

Details Argentinan Standards for Organic Production
The site includes the Argentinean national standards for organic products. [Available only in Spanish].

Details Australia National Standards
Australian national standards for organic and biodynamic produce. [Available only in English].

Details California Certification Standards
Certification standards of the California Certified Organic Farmers. [Available only in English].

Details Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB)
The National Standard of Canada for Organic Agriculture (CAN//CGSB-32.310) was developed by the CGSB of Public Works and Government Services Canada. The CGSB site presents an abstract of the standards and provides the full standards for download. [Available only in English and French].

Details Codex Alimentarius Commission
FAO/WHO guidelines for the production, processing, labelling, and marketing of organically produced foods and other relevant guidelines on food inspection and certification.

Details Demeter International
Demeter is a non-profit organisation dedicated to certifying biodynamic agricultural products in over 40 countries world-wide. Demeter has developed international standards for production, processing, and labelling of biodynamic products. [Main site available only in English; however,Demeter country websites are available in various languages].

Details EU Organic Regulations
This website contains the Council Regulation (ECC) No. 2092/91which is the European law regarding organic production of agricultural products and foodstuffs. A consolidated version of EU legislation and its amendments can be found at: [Available only in English].

Details FAOLEX
FAOLEX contains treaties, laws, and regulations on food, agriculture, and renewable natural resources worldwide. Most of these come from the official gazettes sent by Member Nations to FAO. Under organic production the database contain organic legislation from more than 60 different countries around the world. The information in FAOLEX is classified firstly by main subject (e.g. "Agriculture", "Environment" and "Fisheries"), secondly by key words, and thirdly into four major categories of "type of text". To find information about organic agriculture, select your main subject and then under key words type "organic production".

Details Independent Organic Inspectors Association (IOIA)
A non-profit association of trained and qualified farm and processing inspectors dedicated to the verification of organic production practices. The training page includes information on how to become an inspector, upcoming training events, a food safety virtual university, and other distance learning options. The site provides links to organic certifiers and consumer groups as well as publications and news. [Webiste available only in English and Spanish, but training courses provided in other languages as well].

Details Instituto Biodinamico Certification Association (IBD)
IBD is a Brazilian non-profit that that works with certification and control of organic and biodynamic production and processing, as well as of sustainable wild crop harvesting in Brazil and South America. IBD is accredited by various international bodies such as US Department of Agriculture, Demeter, and IFOAM. [Available in English and Portuguese].

Details International Organic Accreditation Service (IOAS)
IOAS is a non-profits agency that works on behalf of organic producers, consumers, traders and retailers, certification bodies, and government authorities to ensure trust and fair trade in products labelled as organic. IOAS independently verifies the competence of certification bodies active in the field of organic agriculture. Their website contains information about regulating organic agriculture, certification bodies, and accreditation. [Available only in English].

Details International Social and Environmental Accreditation and Labelling Alliance (ISEAL)
ISEAL is a membership organisation whose mission is to strengthen credible and accessible voluntary standards and to promote them as effective policy instruments and market mechanisms to bring about positive social and environmental change. ISEAL has established credibility tools for evaluating environmental and social standards and labels, provides research on standards, and advocates for its members. [Available in English and Spanish].

Details Japan Agricultural Standards for Organics
The US Foreign Agricultural Service Report contains an unofficial translation of the Japan Agricultural Standards for Organic Agricultural Products and their Processed Foods. [Available only in English].

Details Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI)
OMRI reviews products intended for use in certified organic production, processing, and handling and makes recommendations based on the US National Organic Standards. OMRI produces a complete directory of products used in organic production and processing as well as assessment of generic materials used in production and processing.

Details Social Accountability International (SAI)
cSAI is an international non-profit organisation, dedicated to the ethical treatment of workers around the world. SAIs mission is to develop and verify the implementation of voluntary corporate social responsibility standards, the first of which was the Social Accountability 8000 which sets working condition standards. The site contains SA 8000 social accountability requirements, as well as certification and accreditation criteria, relevant publications, events, news, and courses. [Available only in English].

Details Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (SAC)
SAC is an alliance of groups that together take common positions on critical US federal agricultural and environmental policy issues and provides financial support for collective representation before the US government. The website contains a wealth of information about US legislation, proposed changes to US law, and latest news regarding sustainable and organic agriculture. [Available only in English].

Details The International Task Force on Harmonisation and Equivalence in Organic Agriculture
The International Task Force on Harmonisation and Equivalence in Organic Agriculture, convened by FAO, IFOAM, and UNCTAD, is an open-ended platform for dialogue between public and private institutions involved in trade and regulatory activities in the organic agriculture sector. The objective is to facilitate international trade and access of developing countries to international markets. [Available only in English].

Details Third Expert Meeting on Socially and Environmentally Responsible Horticulture Production and Trade
This website features the agenda from the expert meeting in 2003 focused on the theme building partners for trade and links to the presentations given during the meeting.