What is PGS?
PGS is an abbreviation of the monitoring system with the participation (Participatory Guarantee System) to ensure quality for domestic agricultural products. PGS is operated with the participation of stakeholders in the product chain, including producers, consumers, traders, professional bodies of state, local governments, non-governmental organizations and any individual or organization interested.
PGS is the Federation of Organic Agriculture Movement International (IFOAM) develops and applies to farmers to produce small-scale producers to help them organize and access to quality products into the domestic market. This system is now being widely applied in many developed countries and developing countries around the world such as India, Australia, Brazil, New Zealand, Argentina, Peru …
Vietnam organic PGS was formed in 2008 in Hanoi and is developing in 5 provinces, including Ben Tre. PGS organic standards were developed based on the National Organic Standards TCN10-2006, and is the first organic standards of Vietnam is IFOAM accredited in March 9/2013.
PGS system’s structure:
PGS structure includes four main components: individual farmers, producer groups and inter-group and coordinating committee. Farmers who wish to close production standards combined organic producer group formation; producer groups associated groups will form. Contact group played a pivotal role is responsible for the daily production of the affiliated group. Coordination Group shall have full control of the PGS system especially on the issue of integrity and standards of PGS.
Detailed information about GPS systems and operational structures PGS system, please see document of PGS.
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