Objectives and processes of Organic Shizukuishi PGS
Organic Shizukuishi started by studying the materials, guidelines and case studies provided by IFOAM – Organics International on PGS, so as to understand the differences between PGS and third-party certification.
Then the Organic Shizukuishi team studied the key elements and ten features of PGS at their regular meetings and created all the documentation, by exchanging knowledge with IFOAM – Organics International.
While third party certification normally focuses only on verification and guarantee services, PGS initiatives are always associated with the local community. They try to bridge the gap between farmers and the local community while contributing to sustainable organic farming and educating the general public to understand the advantages of a safe and secure source of organic produce.
Organic Shizukuishi‘s major PGS activities are farm peer reviews and promoting education of good eating habits for children at a daycare.