Call for applications for the IFOAM PGS Committee

IFOAM - Organics International’s technical committees are composed of experts appointed by the Executive Director for a defined term period, to advise the Head Office on the development of norms, references and tools related to guarantee systems.

What is the PGS Commitee

The IFOAM Participatory Guarantee System (PGS) Committee is a technical expert group that assists the development of PGS, provides advice on how to develop, facilitate and encourage PGS around the world.


Members of the PGS committee are volunteers, appointed according to their experience with PGS, considering geographic, gender and professional balance.  The committee remains in office for 3 years, after which the membership to the committee is open to new nominations and a selection process is done by IFOAM – Head Office.  The Terms of Reference of the Committee, including detailed requirements, member responsibilities and procedure can be found here

We are now calling for applicants to renew the IFOAM PGS Committee.

How to apply 

Candidates can apply via email, by sending their CV and a short letter of interest, explaining the candidate’s PGS background and vision on IFOAM’s role to support and promote PGS to: pgs [at]

PGS practitioners around the world are encouraged to apply, applications will only be processed if submitted by 28.09.2018.

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