Global Online PGS Database

This database is the most comprehensive and up-to-date collection on Participatory Guarantee Systems available online. It offers a list of worldwide PGS initiatives and to them the possibility of displaying and sharing information.

Registration on the database is voluntary and PGS initiatives submit their information, documents and pictures as well as the Self Evaluation Form (SEF) for their profiles directly to the pgs [at] ifoam [dot] org (IFOAM PGS Team). The information is regularly updated and monitored by the IFOAM PGS Team. However, the accuracy of the content depends on the PGS initiative that provides the information.

Your PGS initiative is not yet registered in the IFOAM Global Online PGS Database? Please do not hesitate to pgs [at] ifoam [dot] org (contact us)! We lookforward to receiving your information and informing you about how your PGS initiative can obtain official IFOAM Recognition.

IFOAM PGS Recognition - Use of the IFOAM PGS Logo

Through the presence of the IFOAM PGS Logo, the database indicates whether a PGS has obtained official IFOAM recognition. IFOAM can only guarantee the compliance with the Key PGS Elements and Features, as well as integrity vis-à-vis the organic principles for the PGS that are recognized by IFOAM. These PGS have access to the IFOAM PGS Logo if they are also members of IFOAM. The PGS logo can be used in communication materials, such as websites and brochures, but not on products.

Please consult the following documents for details.

IFOAM PGS Recognition: Instructions for Applicants

Use of the IFOAM PGS Logo



last update: February 5, 2014

PGS Initiatives Officially Recognized by IFOAM (IFOAM Members)

CountryPGS NameContact PersonYear of CreationNumber of Operators IFOAM Member
BrazilAssociação Biodinamica - ABD,
Biodynamic Agriculture Association
pedro [dot] jov [at] biodinamica [dot] org [dot] br (Pedro Jovchelevich)198290yes
BrazilAssociação de Agricultura Natural de Campinas e Região - ANCromeumleite [at] gmail [dot] com (Romeu M. Leite)199160yes
FranceNature et Progrèsc [dot] julien [at] natureetprogres [dot] org (Claire Julien)1972830yes
NamibiaNamibian Organic Association NOAinfo [at] noa [dot] org [dot] na (Manjo Smith)200910yes
New CaledoniaBio Calédoniadirection [at] biocaledonia [dot] nc (Aurélien Degoy)2009110yes
Organic Farm New Zealandmanager [at] organicnz [dot] org (Carol Knutson)2002150yes
The PhilippinesMASIPAGrbuena [at] masipag [dot] org (Rowena Buena)200510,500yes
USACertified Naturally 
alicevaron [at] naturallygrown [dot] org (Alice Varon)2002900yes
VietnamPGS Vietnamnhung [dot] vcert [at] gmail [dot] com (Từ Thị Tuyết Nhung)2009230yes

PGS Initiatives Officially Recognized by IFOAM (non-IFOAM Members)

CountryPGS NameContact PersonYear of CreationNumber of Operators IFOAM Member
BrazilRede Ecovida de Agroecologialaerciomeirelles [at] gmail [dot] com (Laercio Mereilles)19982500no
BrazilSistema ABIO de Certificación Participativa en Redcanteiroscbr [at] hotmail [dot] com (Cristina Ribeiro)1985200no

Self-declared PGS Initiatives

CountryPGS NameContact PersonYear of CreationNumber of Operators IFOAM Member
noBelizeBOA PGSmaximiliano [dot] ortega [at] iica [dot] int (Maximiliano Ortega)201125no
noBoliviaSPG Municipalgerencia [at] aopeb [dot] org (Daniel Vildozo)200830no
noBoliviaAOPEB's PGS gerencia [at] aopeb [dot] org (Carmen Sotomayor)20061630yes
noBoliviaEcoFeriagerencia [at] aopeb [dot] org (Daniel Vildozo)200695no
noBrazilACS - Amazônia: Associação de Certificação Sócioparticipativa da Amazôniamzmarcio [at] yahoo [dot] com (Marcio Menezes)200354no
noBrazilADAO/GO – Associação para o Desenvolvimento da Agricultura Organica de Goiasclaudiamoreira23 [at] yahoo [dot] com [dot] br (Claudia Moreira)199930no
noBrazilRede Xique Xiquefatimagondim [at] gmail [dot] com (Fatima Gondim)2000800no
noCanadaKootenay Local Agricultural Societyjeremylack [at] shaw [dot] ca (Jeremy Lack)200820no
noChileTierra Viva - Asociación de Agricultores Orgánicos de Chileinfo [at] tierraviva [dot] net (Andrea Tuczek)199320yes
noCosta RicaSistema de Certificación Participativa APOT lilliamcm [at] yahoo [dot] es (Fresy Campos)200420no
noIndiaPGS Organic Councilmathew [at] keystone-foundation [dot] org (Mathew John)20085980yes
noIndonesiaPAMOR Indonesialidya [at] organicindonesia [dot] org (Lidya Inawati)2008400yes
noIndonesiaBIOTAMA Organicbiotama [at] gmail [dot] com (Anthony Utomo)200520no
noParaguaySPG Coronel Oviedomparedes [at] altervida [dot] org [dot] py (Mario Paredes)2009100no
noPeruNational PGS system Peruagroecologico2003 [at] yahoo [dot] com (Moises Quispe)20051000yes
noSouth AfricaBryanston Organic Marketglenda [at] bryanstonorganicmarket [dot] co [dot] za (Glenda Moore)200555no
noSouth AfricaKumnandi/Siyavunajacques [at] siyavuna [dot] org [dot] za (Jacques Snyman)2010255yes
noSouth KoreaHansalim COOPhansalim [at] hansalim [dot] or [dot] kr (hansalim)  no
noUnited KingdomClimate Friendly Farmsjenny [at] climatefriendlyfood [dot] org [dot] uk (Jenny Hall)2008 no

PGS Networks

CountryPGS NameContact PersonYear of CreationNumber of Operators IFOAM Member
noSouth AfricaPGS South Africalizeglington [at] netconnect [dot] co [dot] za (Liz Eglington)2010 yes
noMexicoRed Mexicana de Tianguis y Mercados Orgánicosrschwent [at] prodigy [dot] net [dot] mx (Rita S. Rindermann)20041100yes

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