Value Chain

The Organic Value Chain pillar represents IFOAM's work to support organic standards and verification systems, including primarily the following components:   

     IFOAM Organic Guarantee System (OGS),
     composed of several services for organic standard owners,
     certification bodies and operators

     IFOAM’s work to promote
     Harmonization and Equivalence
     among organic standards and regulations

     The global coordination and support of
     Participatory Guarantee Systems (PGS),
     an alternative to third party certification

    Promotion of best practices in the organic value chain:
    IFOAM Best Practice Program