IFOAM, the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements, is an international body that works to collaborate between organic farmers the world over. They provide a market guarantee system, the Organic Guarantee System (OGS), which serves to provide a common system of standards for international organic food although it is not the same as having certification. IFOAM is working toward developing an internationally accepted certificaiton system but for now just facilitates standards between different accrediting sources.
Another international organic certification group is OCIA (Organic Crop Improvement Association). This association began as a consortium of farmers during the dust bowl trying to improve the productivity of their land, the idea was to allow farmers to share their experience and expertise with each other to improve their output. The group continued functioning, until the 1970’s when the organic movement began. In the early 1980’s, what began as a group of farmers sharing their experience, expanded into a certification organization. The following is a link to the OCIA certification guidelines:
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