Individual Farm Certification
Individual farm certification is a unique concept of organic certification. A farm can certify under NPOP (National Organic Standards), EC (European Standards), NOP (US Standards) and JAS (Japanese Standards). Minimum documentation makes the certification process easier, and it is cost-effective as only one day required for the third party inspection. Individual farm certification is beneficial for horticulture crops like Mango, Pomegranate, Orange, Litchi, Strawberry, Grape, etc.
Organized Grower Group Certification (OGG)
Producer groups, farmer’s cooperatives of marginal farmers, contract production and small-scale processing units can certify under Organized Grower Group certification.
Important points to keep in mind while seeking Organic certification for OGG: The group shall have a legal status. The member limit in the group is twenty-five to five hundred. The operator should have adequate knowledge of the Organic Standards. The internal control system shall establish. Internal inspections of all members in the group shall carry out twice annually. Adequate records of inspections maintained by the internal control system.