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. Click on the name of a PGS initiative listed below to learn more about its structure and activities. All PGS initiatives may submit text content, documents and pictures as well as the Self Evaluation Form to the IFOAM PGS Team under pgs [at] to be published on their profiles below.

Are you involved or aware of a PGS that is not yet listed in the IFOAM Global Online PGS Database? We appreciate if you could share your knowledge with us and look forward to receiving more detaild information, which you may share with us here.

IFOAM PGS Recognition

Through the IFOAM PGS Recognition program, we evaluate whether a PGS functions in accordance with the Key PGS Elements and Features and verify the integrity of a PGS vis-à-vis the Principles of Organic Agriculture. The evaluation process is entirely free of charge.

PGS initiatives that have received IFOAM PGS Recognition are granted access to the IFOAM PGS Logo, which can be used in communication materials, such as websites and brochures, but not on products.

Any PGS may apply for IFOAM PGS Recognition if they are members of IFOAM an if their production standard is listed in the IFOAM Family of Standards. To initiate the evaluation process please send your completed Self Evaluation Form to pgs [at]

Instructions for Applicants

Use of the IFOAM PGS Logo

Your PGS is not yet an IFOAM member? Learn more about IFOAM Membership...

Your production standard is not yet listed in the IFOAM Family of Standards? We look forward to advise you under ogs [at] (ogs [at]


PGS Initiatives Officially Recognized by IFOAM
CountryPGS NameContactYear of CreationNumber of Operators IFOAM Member
BrazilAssociação Biodinamica - ABD,
Biodynamic Agriculture Association
pedro.jov [at] (Pedro)198290yes
BrazilAssociação de Agricultura Natural de Campinas e Região - ANCromeumleite [at] (Romeu)199180yes
FranceNature et Progrèsc.julien [at] (Claire)1972708yes
NamibiaNamibian Organic Association NOAinfo [at] (Manjo)200910yes
New Caledonia (France)Bio Calédoniadirection [at] (Aurélien)2009130yes
Organic Farm New Zealandmanager [at] (Carol)2002200yes
The PhilippinesMASIPAGrbuena [at] (Rowena)200510,500yes
USACertified Naturally 
alicevaron [at] (Alice)2002900yes
VietnamPGS Vietnamnhung.vcert [at] (Nhung)2009280yes

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

CountryPGS NamePersonYear of CreationNumber of Operators IFOAM Member
BrazilRede Ecovida de Agroecologialaerciomeirelles [at] (Laercio)19982500no
BrazilSistema ABIO de Certificación Participativa en Redcanteiroscbr [at] (Cristina)1985200no

Self-declared PGS Initiatives

CountryPGS NamePersonYear of CreationNumber of Operators IFOAM Member
noBelizeBOA PGSmaximiliano.ortega [at] (Maximiliano)201125no
noBoliviaSPG Municipalgerencia [at] (Daniel)200830no
noBoliviaAOPEB's PGS gerencia [at] (Carmen)20061630yes
noBoliviaEcoFeriagerencia [at] (Daniel)200695no
noBrazilACS - Amazônia: Associação de Certificação Sócioparticipativa da Amazôniamzmarcio [at] (Marcio)200354no
noBrazilADAO/GO – Associação para o Desenvolvimento da Agricultura Organica de Goiasclaudiamoreira23 [at] (Claudia)199930no
noBrazilRede Xique Xiquefatimagondim [at] (Fatima)2000800no
noCanadaKootenay Local Agricultural Societyjeremylack [at] (Jeremy)200820no
noChileTierra Viva - Asociación de Agricultores Orgánicos de Chileinfo [at] (Andrea)199320yes
noColombiaFamilia de la Tierrafamiliadelatierra [at] (Oscar)201235yes
noCosta RicaSistema de Certificación Participativa APOT lilliamcm [at] (Fresy)200420no
noIndiaPGS Organic Councilmathew [at] (Mathew)20085980yes
noIndonesiaPAMOR Indonesialidya [at] (Lidya)2008400yes
noIndonesiaBIOTAMA Organicbiotama [at] (Anthony)200520no
noParaguaySPG Coronel Oviedomparedes [at] (Mario)2009100no
noPeruNational PGS system Peruagroecologico2003 [at] (Moises)20051000yes
noSouth AfricaBryanston Organic Marketglenda [at] (Glenda)200555no
noSouth AfricaKumnandi/Siyavunajacques [at] (Jacques)2010255yes
noSouth KoreaHansalim COOPhansalim [at] (hansalim)  no
noSri LankaGood Market PGSlorenagamboa8 [at] (Lorena)2013141no
noUnited KingdomClimate Friendly Farmsjenny [at] (Jenny Hall)2008 no

PGS Networks

CountryPGS NamePersonYear of CreationNumber of Operators IFOAM Member
MexicoRed Mexicana de Tianguis y Mercados Orgánicosrschwent [at] (Rita)20041100yes
PhilippinesPGS Pilipinasrbuena [at] (Rowena)2013 no
South AfricaPGS South Africalizeglington [at] (Liz)2010 yes

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