Pacific Project

Building Capacities on Certification of Organic Agriculture in the Pacific

This project was IFAD-funded, implemented by IFOAM, in cooperation with ICEA. The project, focusing on developing regional Organic Agriculture standards, was a first step in IFAD’s long-term involvement in Organic Farming in the Pacific. The project ran from 2006 to 2008.

The project aimed at:

  • analyzing the existing situation of Organic Agriculture and Fair Trade productions in the Pacific Islands Countries
  • enabling producers of organic agriculture to obtain the certification of their products at a reduced and affordable cost
  • institutionalizing certification capacity either private or governmental
  • developing a set of regional standards for Organic Agriculture products

A series of workshops and trainings was conducted in the Pacific region under this project. Active participation and contribution from local governments and a close cooperation with the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) were key in the successful implementation of the project.

Two key documents developed through the project are available for download:

The Pacific Organic Standard 
French and English)

Overview of Organic Agriculture in the Pacific


More related documents:

Norme Océanienne D'Agriculture Biologique
Marketing organics in the Pacific

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