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12 JULY, 2019, Windhoek
NOA Training course on Organic Standards and PGS Assessments

NOA's training course on Organic Standards and PGS Assessments will inform farmers about the organic standards and requirements for organic certification, and it will equip interested people with the knowledge of how to conduct a Participatory Guarantee System (PGS) assessment.

Organic Standards
Organic standards are the rules and regulations that define how an organic product is produced. Any food labelled 'organic' that is for human and animal consumption must meet these standards as a minimum. The standards cover all aspects of food production - from animal welfare, animal feeding, vegetable, fruit and mushroom production, food processing and packaging. 

The Namibian Organic Standards for organic production, processing and labelling is based on the IFOAM Basic Standards.

Organic Certification
The Namibian Organic Association uses IFOAM’s Participatory Guarantee System as a method to assess organic products against the IFOAM standards to assure the organic integrity of the products. The NOA mark assures consumers that they can be certain that they are buying a genuine organic product that is produced in line with the standards.

Who should attend?
• People that are interested to participate in NOA’s current organic assessments as an assessor or an observer.
• All horticulture and crop producers that are considering going organic, e.g. vegetable, fruit, herb, maize, wheat and mahangu producers.
• All livestock producers that are considering going organic, e.g. beef, chicken (meat & eggs), pork and goat producers.
• Consumers that want to acquire in-depth knowledge about the organic production process

The course is facilitated by Mareike Aufderheide-Voigts and Manjo Krige
Date and time: Friday, 12 July 2019, 08:30 – 17:00
Venue:  Namibian Agriculture Union Boardroom, Windhoek
Cost: NOA members: N$250; Non-members: N$400; Students: free
RSVP: Please e-mail on us on if you are interested in attending


21-27 September
Every three years, the organic sector assembles to host the Organic World Congress (OWC), the world’s largest organic gathering. In 2020, the 20th OWC will be held 21-27 September in Rennes, France. Click here for more information
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