The new term of the Participatory Guarantee Systems (PGS) Committee starts now! This group of technical experts will advise the IFOAM - Organics International on the development of norms, references and tools related to guarantee systems. The team, appointed by the World Board, will also assist the development of PGS and provide advice on how to develop, facilitate and encourage PGS around the world.
We take this opportunity to thank two exiting PGS Committee members, Chris May and Luiz Carlos Rebelatto dos Santos.
Members of the PGS Committee are appointed according to their practical experience with PGS, taking into account geographic, gender and professional balance. The recently revised Terms of Reference of the Committee, including detailed requirements, member responsibilities and procedures, can be found here.
The PGS Committee starts a three years' term with seven members that represent all geographical regions.
Read more about the new PGS Committee members below: