When a farmer or organisation wants to label their product as organic, a certain set of rules and regulations must be complied with and followed. These regulations are set down by the international community. To achieve this, the organisation must be inspected on an annual basis by an accredited third party. This ensures compliance with the organic requirements of the specific market in question. All premises and production methods related to organic produce will be inspected. The farm or organisation can apply for organic certification for all the products produced or for only one or two product ranges.

When a product is certified as organic it may use the designated logo. This can help distinguish your product and add value, because consumers can verify it has been authenticated by an accredited third party.

For more information on organic certification you can visit the links below:

Organic organisation in SA visit SAOSO

ECOCERT

SGS

CERES

AFRISCO

CONTROL UNION

For organic international visit IFOAM