Australian Certified Organic : Australian Certified
Organic (ACO) is Australia's largest certifier for
organic and biodynamic produce and has over 1500
operators within its certification system. ACO is a
fully-owned subsidiary of Biological Farmers of
Australia (BFA) ACO provides certification services to
operators from all sectors of the organic industry.
Certification ensures compliance with national
production standards and allows trace back of all
products to their origin.
and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations :
They have a organic food section on their website.
IFOAM : IFOAM is the worldwide umbrella organization
for the organic movement, uniting more than 750 member
organizations in 108 countries. Organic trade is a
rapidly growing reality all over the world. The growth
rates of the organic sector demonstrate that organic
products are moving from the
mainstream markets. The total land under certified
organic production worldwide has reached over 26 Million
hectares. IFOAM is at the center of this development.
You can find traing from IFOAM at
The National Organic Program : part of the
Agricultural Marketing Service at the USDA (United
States Department of Agriculture).
Organic.org : Their mission is to educate people on
the benefits of organic agriculture, food and products.
With an increasingly crowded marketplace of organic
goods, it is crucial to understand what the word
'organic' means, what type of products are available,
the significance of purchasing them, and finally, how
someone with little knowledge about organics can begin
to take steps towards an organic lifestyle. Organic.org
strives to make organic education easy
Organic Certification, Trade Asscociation, Education &
Outreach, Political Advocacy (CCOF) : CCOF promotes
and supports organic food and agriculture through a
premier organic certification program, trade support,
producer and consumer education and political advocacy.
From apples to zucchini, from almonds to wine, CCOF is
involved in every facet of organics, with over 750
different organic crops and products, including
livestock, processed products and services. CCOF
provides certification services to all stages of the
organic food chain from farms to processors, restaurants
and retailers. CCOF certifies to the USDA National
Organic Program standards and CCOF international
Exchange is a 501(C)(3) charitable organization
committed to expanding organic agriculture, with a
specific focus on increasing the production and use of
organically grown fibers such as cotton. Their long term
goal is to grow the amount of certified organic land
farmed for fiber production by 50% per year. Achieving
this goal will allow organic farmers to have a positive,
significant, visible and measurable impact on the
world.. To support these efforts, they bring together
brands and retailers with their business partners,
farmers and key stakeholders to learn about the social
and environmental benefits of organic agriculture, and
to develop new business models and tools that support
greater use of organic inputs. In addition, they raise
consumer awareness about the value of organic farming
and the availability of products containing organic
Organic Trade Association (OTA) is a
membership-based business association that focuses on
the organic business community in North America. OTA's
mission is to promote and protect the growth of organic
trade to benefit the environment, farmers, the public
and the economy.
(Australia) : ORGANIC (Ltd) is a non-profit organisation,
promoting organic and sustainable agriculture in
Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Ireland and the
United Kingdom. Their activities include the provision
and management of resources, information, education,
marketing, seminars, news, events and guides. They work
collectively with other organizations and pursue key
strategic initiatives for the overall benefit of people,
plants, animals and the environment.
Cotton Project : Located in the world's most
productive agricultural region
the Sustainable Cotton Project (SCP) focuses on
the production and use of cotton, one of the most widely
grown and chemical-intensive crops in the world. Since
1994, SCP has been building bridges between farmers,
manufacturers and consumers to pioneer markets for
certified organically grown and sustainable cotton,
including working on the ground with local farmers.
SCP's guiding philosophy of "cooperation for a change"
has fostered a new level of shared information among
farmers, manufacturers and others in support of creating
a cleaner cotton industry.
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