Into Organics

National Association for Sustainable Agriculture Australia Limited

Type: Manual
Knowledge level: Introductory

Farm Table says:

Many products claim to be natural, organic, or additive and pesticide free. What does it all really mean? This manual will assist you with this process.

This manual produced by NASAA Certified Organic in 2016 will assist with your entry into Organic Certification.

The international market for Organic product has experienced rapid growth. Australia has the greatest amount of certified agricultural land in the world with about 22 million hectares in full certification or in conversion.

It is estimated the certified organic market is worth around US$91 billion globally with Australia’s share sitting at just under $2 billion ($1.8B).

If you have decided to follow the path to Organic Certification, this manual will assist you to become part of a large group of like-minded individuals and businesses who have seen that organic certification offers a guarantee of integrity, a verification of your support for sustainable agricultural practices, and access to growing markets for organic product, both at home and abroad.

The key parts include:

  • About Organics
  • About NASAA and NASAA Certified Organic
  • NASAA Membership
  • Certification First Steps
  • Primary Production
  • Manufacturing & Distribution
  • Retail
  • Information For Exporters
  • Certification Under JAS and NOP
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Steps for Certification

In conclusion, what began as an emergent philosophy in the 1970’s has now become an accepted agricultural practice, led in part by growing consumer education and demand.  Consumer demand for organic food has risen dramatically over the last few years.

2016 - Australia - National Association for Sustainable Agriculture Australia Limited
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